Evil-doer or Do-gooder: Getting the Goods on Ozone

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Ozone in the stratosphere be a good thing, while ozone in the troposphere causes all kinds of problems. Class members follow NASA's lead and build a spectroscope to see the different emission spectrums from a variety of light sources. The reference material  provided by the resource connects the spectroscopes to NASA's study of ozone layers and where they are located.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask class members to draw the spectrums they view using colored pencils
  • Research the different light spectrums from different gases
Classroom Considerations
  • You need black poster board to build the spectroscope
  • The resource has a pattern scholars can use to make the spectroscope
  • The background information provides information about spectrometers
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