DISCOVER-AQ: A Focus on Air Quality
DISCOVER-AQ is taking a closer look at the air quality near the surface of the Earth,
helping us better understand the components that make up the air we breathe.
Coinciding with the field campaigns is a diverse suite of education
and public outreach activities that address a variety of audiences
for formal and informal education, as well as for public outreach.
DISCOVER-AQ continues through 2014 with teacher and student activities from programs such as GLOBE and MY NASA DATA.
TEACHERS & STUDENTS
The GLOBE Program
teachers and students can make air quality measurements using
Relevant GLOBE protocols (i.e. temperature, humidity, aerosols, ozone, water vapor)
relate closely to ground-based, flight, and satellite measurements that scientists
are collecting during each DISCOVER-AQ field campaign.
To learn more about current opportunities on how to partner with DISCOVER-AQ and GLOBE through workshops in Texas, please visit
MY NASA DATA
DISCOVER-AQ has partnered with MY NASA DATA to organize a suite of lessons focused on air quality.
MY NASA DATA provides students with tools to access NASA data, create maps and graphs,
and analyze atmospheric composition and air quality data.
Access these lessons (for students K-12) and data images at: http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/air-quality-and-composition/
The Air We Breathe
Introduce younger students to the concept of the atmosphere through "The Air We Breathe."
This colorful picture book is designed to introduce Earth's atmosphere and its importance to life on Earth.
It is appropriate for students in grades K-4.
Download the book here.
For questions regarding DISCOVER-AQ and future education
and outreach opportunities, please contact: