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Ozone Depletion Theme Page

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which support the study of Ozone Depletion. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.

Air Quality

Global Warming/Climate Change

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Theme Page

Ozone Depletion Resources

This "Theme Page" has links to resources related to the study of the Ozone Depletion. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our Air Quality Lesson Plans and Data

The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission provides a number of lessons and activities for educators who wish to teach K-12 students about air quality. Lesson plans are provided on such topics as acid rain, air pressure, ozone, plants & oxygen and pollution control.

[The] Earth Times
An on-line magazine, Earth Times offers current and past news stories with a focus on the environmental issues, sustainable development concerns, population and current affairs. The Earth Times is the only independent international nonpartisan newspaper focusing on environment and economic development, and such interrelated concerns of the international system as human rights, population, trade, and women's and children's rights. Its mission is primarily to inform and educate audiences about the pressing issues of interdependence in which the environment plays a central role. Present and back issues are available for browsing or searching.

Exploring the Environment: UV Menace
This module is part of "Exploring the Environment" (ETE) from NASA's Classroom of the Future. In ETE, high school students are faced with a real life problem and their goal is to use problem solving skills and internet based data (e.g., remotely sensed satellite images) to propose and defend a solution. A Teacher's Guide is available. This link is to the ETE home page since it gives the easiest access to necessary introductory and teacher information. To access the ozone module, click on "Modules and Activities" and then "UV Menace."

Fact Sheet: Health and Environmental Effects of Ground-Level Ozone
Ground-Level ozone is the primary ingredient of smog. This page explains in an easy to read format the following topics:

(The) Greenhouse Effect
Written for Elementary and Middle school students, to learn about the "The Greenhouse Effect" and "The Ozone Layer".

Ground-Level Ozone
Created for the State of Texas, this page describes the two types of ozone, how it is formed and some of the problems related to each type.

Nasa's Observatorium presents an article on ozone for students in grades 9-12 which presents the effects of ozone depletion on the Earth, discusses the formation and destruction of ozone, and summarizes the history and the politics of the Montreal Protocol. There's also a teacher's guide with suggested student activities, but you'll have to read through the article to find it.

The Science of Ozone Depletion
Be sure to check out Effects of Ozone Depletion, Ozone Depletion and Environmental Effects, UV-B Radiation: How to protect yourself.

[The] Ozone Hole Tour
From the University of Cambridge's Centre for Atmospheric Science, this tour begins with an introduction including a history of the issue and proceeds to a description of recent discoveries in the Antartic. The third part of the tour examines the science beyond the issue - what are the ingredients that make ozone loss occur? The final segment summarizes current research.

Stratospheric Ozone
From this comprehensive Environment Canada site, you can learn about ozone depletion, health and environmental impacts, the Canadian Ozone Layer Protection Programs, Canadian data, and international efforts. There's also a special Kid Zone which has these resources especially designed for young students.

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