By following the scientific method, students investigate air quality in their own community, identifying the relative impacts of factors that contribute to poor air quality. By conducting a community inventory, investigating AQHI in Alberta and in an international city, students can recognize the factors that actually contribute to lowered air quality.

  • Students investigate factors impacting air quality in their own community
  • Students will compare local air quality to global air quality, comparing factors between locations
  • Students will make connections between personal actions and air quality
  • Student handout
  • Internet access for research
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Air Quality Community Inventory & Lab (Teacher) Air Quality Community Inventory & Lab (Student)

Program of Study
  • Science
  • 90 mins
Curriculum Outcomes
  • Grade 9 Science: Environmental Chemistry

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