Objective(s): Module 9 Objectives

Agenda:

  1. Research and discussion on atmospheric layers, weather, climate, seasonal temperature changes and albedo (Notes Here).
    1. Describe the differences between weather and climate and give an example of the difference.
    2. Describe the different layers of the atmosphere and explain the science behind the differentiation of these layers (ie. how does the sun, amount of molecules, ozone layer, radiation, etc. change within each layer?).
    3. Explain how the angle of the sun’s rays and proximity of the sun with earth causes seasonal changes.
    4. Explain how albedo causes shifts in temperature on the earths surface and how we as humans impact the amount of albedo at various places on earth.
    5. Explain how we as humans are potentially impacting seasonal shifts and what can be done to resolve this.
    6. Describe how shifting weather patterns have had a local effect on the Chicagoland area.
  2. Review WQI report requirements
  3. Work on WQI (Last in-class day most likely)

Homework:

  1. Read chapter 4a (module 9) and complete associated objectives

Objective(s): Module 46 Objectives

Agenda:

  1. Research criteria air pollutants and other major air pollutants in small groups
  2. Share and present findings in class

Major Air Pollutants:

Criteria Air Pollutants

  • Sulfure Dioxide (SOx)
  • Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Particulate Matter (PM10, PM5, PM2.5)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Ozone (O3)

Other Major Air Pollutants

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Research Criteria: In researching your chosen are pollutant...

  1. Define why it is considered to be an air pollutant
  2. Describe anthropogenic routes/emission sources
  3. Explain what makes it a primary vs. secondary pollutant
  4. Give examples of products that contain it or industries that produce it directly or indirectly
  5. Describe how it enters the atmosphere naturally
  6. Research limits imposed by the EPA for the pollutant
  7. Explain the environmental impacts of the pollutant (ex. ecological, organismal, etc.)
  8. Explain the health effects of direct or indirect exposure to the pollutant
  9. Explain the economic effects associated with the pollutant (ex. cleanup costs, increased taxes, trade, etc.)
  10. Explain methods of preventing the pollutant from entering the environment
  11. Explain cleanup methods for the pollutant if it enters the atmosphere

Homework:

  1. Read module 46
  2. Complete module 46 Objectives

Objective(s): Module 47 Objectives (1-4)

Agenda:

  1. Review major air pollutants (slides)
  2. Photochemical smog intro (notes image) (completed diagram) (video 1) (video 2) (formulas)

Homework:

  1. Read module 47
  2. Complete module 47 Objectives

Objective(s): Module 47 Objectives

Agenda:

  1. Major Air Pollutant Review
  2. Acid Deposition (notes) (formation) (effects)
  3. Acid Deposition Lab (Document) (Supplementary)
  4. Begin reading module 48 and completing objectives

Homework:

  1. Complete Acid Deposition Lab
  2. Read module 48
  3. Complete module 48 Objectives

Objective(s): Module 47 Objectives (5-8)

Agenda:

  1. Photochemical smog review (notes image) (completed diagram) (video 1) (video 2) (formulas)
  2. Diagram Photochemical Smog formation and Acid Deposition processes
  3. Complete Acid Deposition Lab (Document) (Supplementary)

Homework:

  1. Read/Re-read module 47
  2. Complete module 47 Objectives
  3. Case study "On a Clear Day" - Answer questions

Objective(s): Module 48 Objectives

Agenda:

  1. Thermal Inversion (notes) (Video 1) (Video 2) - be able to explain how and why thermal inversion occurs.
  2. Briefly review acid rain deposition lab from previous class. - Complete the paperwork for the lab from a couple classes ago (due on exam day)
  3. Discuss pollution prevention techniques (notes here) - be able to explain how each device controls the amount of pollution entering the atmosphere. Also, be able to explain the pros and cons of using each type of device.
  4. Diagram pollution prevention techniques - show the process of how a pollutant is prevented from entering the atmosphere.
  5. Research how stratospheric ozone is depleted (see day 7 for starting points)

Homework:

  1. Work on lab report! (Due 11/1)
  2. Read module 49.
  3. Complete module 49 Objectives
  4. Catch up reading case study "On a Clear Day" - Answer questions

Objective(s): Module 49 Objectives

Agenda:

  1. Discuss stratospheric ozone depletion (Why does it occur? How does it occur? Where is it most severe? What is being done to prevent it? etc.)
  2. Diagram and describe the process of stratospheric ozone depletion (email a picture of your diagram - your name must be visible on the original document)
  3. Explain what the Montreal Protocol is. (Why does it exist? Was it effective? Is it enforceable? etc.)

Air Quality and Ozone Resources:

Homework:

  1. Read module 50.
  2. Complete module 50 Objectives

Objective(s): Module 50 Objectives

Agenda:

  1. Review Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
  2. Understand major indoor pollutions and their sources (Indoor Air Pollutants document)

Homework:

  1. Review modules (practice module quizzes, reread modules or skim chapter, rewrite notes, review objectives, redraw diagrams, etc.)
  2. Complete Indoor Air Pollutant document
  3. Study!

What's Due on the Test Day?

What should I study?

  • Watch videos from each day (especially ones that have to do with the diagrams from above)
  • Rewrite your notes in a different format (venn diagrams, organizational flow charts, diagrams, etc....)
  • Really review chemicals involved with photochemical smog, acid deposition, and stratospheric ozone depletion (Review here). Don't yet worry about carbon cycle formulas or ones after that in the document.
  • Try practice quizzes after each module & chapter 15

How did I do on the practice quizzes after each module?

  • Module 9 (1e, 2b, 3b, 4c, 5c)
  • Module 46 (1c, 2b, 3d, 4a, 5e)
  • Module 47 (1d, 2c, 3b, 4d, 5b)
  • Module 48 (1a, 2d, 3b, 4b)
  • Module 49 (1c, 2d, 3d, 4c, 5a)
  • Module 50 (1e, 2c, 3d, 4c, 5a)
  • Chapter 15 (1c, 2d, 3a, 4e, 5c, 6d, 7e, 8b, 9c, 10b, 11a, 12a, 13c, 14c, 15e, 16b, 17b, 18c, 19d)

Objective(s): Be able to demonstrate your understanding of objectives from modules 9 & 46-50 (Chapter 4a and 15).

Agenda:

  1. Air Pollution Exam
  2. Begin objectives for modules 10, 11, 62-64

Homework:

  1. Read module 10 (Chapter 4b)
  2. Complete objectives for module 10

Contact: Jeff.Batey@D214.org