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Activity 5 (Explain): O3 Oh My! Getting to Know Ozone

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Activity Summary

This shorter activity begins an opportunity for students to share what they know or have heard about ozone. After this, they watch a video and interpret an infographic to build their background knowledge about ozone. Students organize their understanding using a Venn diagram about different forms of ozone.

Activity Objectives & Materials

Approximate Time: 30 minutes


  • Students will understand what ozone is from both a general and chemical perspective

  • Students will understand the different between beneficial (stratospheric) and harmful (tropospheric) ozone



  • Computer & projector

  • Speakers (for video)

  • Student computers (optional)


  • Ozone: Good up High, Bad Nearby Venn diagram

Standards Connection




1. Frame the Activity


2. What Do You Think?

3. Ozone: Good Up High, Bad Nearby


4. Connecting Ozone to Emissions

5. I Used To Think, But Now I Think

6. Formative Assessment


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Rebecca Davis, Education Manager


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