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Air Info Now - Making real-time air quality and interactive materials accessible to the public.

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CO-City go ... requires the Flash Player.

An interactive animation that lets you set certain parameters that change CO-City and its carbon monoxide levels. You can then find out how and why CO levels change in response to your actions. Parameters include time of day (and as a result temperature and weather) and city size. Temperature inversions form, trapping CO near the ground.

Lung Attack go ... requires the Flash Player.

Expose a set of lungs to various air pollutants and learn the fundamentals of gas exchange.

A Recipe for Ozone
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Here are the things you need to whip up a batch of ozone. Don't forget to throw in a little sunlight and heat.


Real Time Air Quality Exercise
(7-12 grade toxicology curriculum)

Students collect current data about air pollution, weather, and health effects and then analyze the patterns. For example, what is the relationship between ozone levels and temperature?

Pollutants investigated include ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter. Parameters include weather and climate (temperature, wind, rainfall), asthma attacks, visibility, time, and location.

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Teacher Sheets
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Additional Activities

Asthma Movie The HOPE Partnership is using this video with permission from the creator, Merck.The original video can be found at http://www.whatsasthma.org/

Asthma Bingo (Download here) This game allows students to learn about basic asthma and allergy facts.

These activities are included in the Asthma and Allergies Health Observance Package (HOP) is part of a nationwide public health science education project, the HOPE Partnership. This five-year innovative public health science education project, supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health , grant # R25 RR018490.

The project is designed to enhance the general public's scientific literacy and to improve public understanding of the biomedical and health-related sciences and the impact of research on human health. Specifically these lessons help students understand the effects of air quality on human health. More about Asthma and Allergies can be found at

The lessons were developed for the Environment Module and the Air Pollution unit of P.U.L.S.E. Promoting Understanding and Learning for Society & Environmental Health curriculum project. PULSE is funded by an NCRR NIH SEPA award #R25RR016260.

The PULSE curriculum is organized around major projects that demonstrate student learning while students explore the relevance of the content material to their community. PULSE emphasizes finding answers through scientific processes, library research, on the Internet and from other people. PULSE lessons are selected or designed so that students develop or refine invaluable skills while they are introduced to content. Every effort is made to integrate the content areas of science, English, social studies, and math in such a way that students understand the relationship among these disciplines and gain insight into the way the real world works. This curriculum is coming online soon at http://pulse.pharmacy.arizona.edu

Environmental health and toxicology are fascinating topics that can engage students of all ages. Additional Environmental Health lessons can be found at http://coep.pharmacy.arizona.edu

The Community Outreach and Education Program of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center informs the public, K-12 educators, and environmental health professionals about environmental health sciences and toxicology issues through workshops, online papers, and K-12 programs, in the classroom and online. This program is funded by NIEHS grant # ES06694.

Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Room 244
PO Box 210207, Tucson, AZ, USA 85721-0207

The animations below [CO-City, A Recipe for Ozone, and Lung Attack] were created in collaboration between the Community Outreach and Education Program of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center and the EPA Funded EMPACT Project, #R827052-01-0, Air Info Now, of the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality.   

Asthma & Allergy Resources A collection of publications and other asthma and allergy educational resources found on print and on the web.

Funded by NIEHS grant # ES06694

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