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AIR & THE

Chesapeake Bay

 

Activity 10 (Explain): What's Going On in Our Airshed?

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Activity Summary

In this activity, students learn about the two major forms of nitrogen pollution in the Chesapeake Bay airshed: nitrate and ammonium. They interpret maps to understand how nitrate and ammonium pollution have changed over time, and they read about the two pollutants in order to compare and contrast them. Finally, students add to their Chesapeake Bay Pollution model and identify sources of nitrogen pollution in their communities.

Activity Objectives & Materials

Approximate Time: 45 minutes​

Objectives:

  • Students will identify major sources of pollution in the airshed

 

Materials:

Handouts:

  • Nitrogen Air Pollution

Map Sources: The maps for this activity come from the National Atmospheric Deposition Program/ National Trends Network.

Standards Connection

 

Warm-up

 

1. Frame the Activity

 

2. Nitrate Air Pollution

3. Ammonium Air Pollution

 

4. Nitrate and Ammonia Air Pollution

5. What's Going on With Nitrate?

6. What's Going on With Ammonium?

7. Improving Our Model

8. Formative Assessment

 

For more information about On the Air 2020, contact:

Rebecca Davis, Education Manager

rnjidavis@gmail.com

For more information about Clean Air Partners, check out our website at:  www.cleanairpartners.net

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