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Take a Breath Whatever! 100 100 200 200 300 300 300 400 400 400 500 500 500 It’s in the air Initials 100 100 200 300 Elementary Pollute It
How do plants help provide us with clean air? Plants breathe in Carbon dioxide (CO 2) and out Oxygen (O 2). Plants filter the air for us and provide us with the oxygen we need to breathe.
True or False? Air inside buildings or homes can be harmful for you breath. True: Since buildings are built tight and energy efficient pollutants can become trapped inside.
Which causes more air pollution cars or factories? CARS: 60% of our air pollution comes from the cars we drive.
What does an anemometer do? Measures wind speed.
What does the ozone layer do? The ozone layer is found in the upper atmosphere (stratosphere) and it filters out harmful ultraviolet rays
What does AQ stand for? Air Quality
What does AQI stand for? Hint: An AQI is like a weather forecast that we check to see how much air pollution is expected today. Air Quality Index
What does IAQ stand for? Hint: With IAQ you are concerned with mold, radon, and second hand smoke Indoor Air Quality
What do the initials EPA stand for? Hint: This is the government agency that protects human health and the environment. Environmental Protection Agency
If I told you that the wind was blowing 25 mph, what does the mph stand for? Miles per hour
What element is most common in the air we breathe? Nitrogen 78% Nitrogen 1% other stuff 20. 8% Oxygen 0. 2% Carbon Dioxide
What is the chemical that we need to breathe from the air? Oxygen (O 2)
What molecule in the stratosphere protects us from the sun? Ozone (O 3)
What naturally occurring radioactive gas is found underground that can leak into your house and cause health problems? Radon
When talking about greenhouse gasses, what do the C and O stand for in CO 2? C = Carbon and O = Oxygen dioxide means 2 oxygen atoms per molecule
On warm sunny days, this pollutant can be a health hazard in Wichita. (Hint: in the stratosphere it’s good, in the troposphere it’s bad) Ozone
What term do we use for the phenomenon where CO 2, methane, and other gases trap more than normal amounts of heat inside the earth’s atmosphere. Global Warming
Dirty air can be most dangerous when… a) You are asleep b) You are in school c) You are playing hard outdoors C - because you breathe more air into your lungs when you’re playing hard
What are 2 ways we can reduce ozone in the air we breathe? Walk or ride a bike to school. Remind parents to turn off the car while waiting. Turn off lights and unplug things
How does ozone get into the troposphere (ground level)? We call this “bad ozone. ” Burning fossil fuels: automobiles, power plants, refineries
All humans need to breathe air. How does air get into our bodies? Air is inhaled through the mouth and nose. The air travels to the lungs and goes through a network of branches. The oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream and travels to all parts of the body.
True or False: Carbon monoxide is harmful for humans to breathe? TRUE - CO sticks to red blood cells preventing them from carrying Oxygen to your body
What groups of people might be more sensitive to air pollution than others? Children, older adults, those with asthma or other heart or lung diseases
Would it be healthy for humans to totally get rid of the earth’s greenhouse effect? No! The greenhouse effect keeps the earth at livable temperatures
Humans breathe in this layer of the atmosphere. Troposphere
What is the name of Sponge Bob’s best-friend? And what is he? Patrick the starfish!
What is Tony Hawk’s occupation? Skateboarding
What is the Kansas State Tree? Cottonwood
What is the name of the 4 th Harry Potter Book? Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
What type of fish is Nemo? Clown Fish