A. Project information

  • Project information

    What does the phrase, "Like a breath of fresh air," mean to you?

    This common phrase can have different meanings: calming, relaxing, invigorating, energizing or CLEAN!

    After all, you never hear anyone say, "Like a breath of dirty air," do you? 

    In this project students will test the quality of air by measuring the number of air particles from different locations.

    Students are introduced to the concepts of air pollution and air quality.

    The project, including its activities, focus on the prerequisites for understanding air pollution.

    They watch and conduct several simple experiments to develop an understanding of the properties of air (it has mass, it takes up space, it can move, it exerts pressure, it can do work).

    Students develop awareness and understanding of the daily air quality.

    After this project, students should be able to:

    • Identify some of the main causes, effects and sources of air pollution.
    • Define Air Quality.
    • Explain the properties of air (takes up space, has mass, can move, exerts pressure, can do work.)
    • Describe the roles of engineers in addressing air pollution.
    • Explain how air pollutants affect the temperature of the atmosphere.

    Students test the quality of the air by measuring the number of air particles from different locations using the Arduino platform..