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This brief discussion of atmospheric ozone provides information on where this gas occurs, its harmful and beneficial effects, and the causes and possible consequences of the depletion of "good" ozone in the atmosphere. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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This collection of links to EPA information on atmospheric ozone depletion covers topics such as the causes of ozone depletion, possible effects of ultraviolet radiation and how to protect from it, information on chlorofluorocarbons in air conditioning systems and metered dose inhalers, and lists of ozone-depleting substances. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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This document provides a basic explanation of the process by which ozone in the stratosphere is destroyed by human-made gases (particularly chlorofluorocarbons) that have been released into the atmosphere. Additional material describes the research being conducted in Antarctica by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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This basic explanation of the greenhouse effect is accompanied by a diagram. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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At this site, users can read a basic explanation of the greenhouse effect, which is accompanied by a diagram illustrtating the concept. Links to additional information and to related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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This collection of activities covers such topics as the greenhouse effect, the stratospheric ozone layer, filtration of incoming electromagnetic radiation, the formation of clouds, and measurement skills. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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This site provides information about the TOMS instrument, its mission, space craft, and data products. Visitors can access same-day or archived data on aerosols, ozone, reflectivity, ultraviolet radiation, or volcanic gases. Teachers can choose from a selection of links to activities and lesson plans. Other materials include news articles, movies, and links to related sites. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Educational portal, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Space science
 
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This document briefly discusses the two models most favored for the formation of Earth's atmosphere and compares the present-day atmosphere to the early oxygen-lacking atmosphere. Links to related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Geologic time
 
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As part of this activity, students will read and discuss information on the greenhouse effect and list important points about global warming. Tables are provided to show the most important greenhouse gases and how much their concentrations have increased since the pre-industrial era. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Environmental science
 
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This glossary provides an alphabetical listing of terms related to the study of atmospheric ozone. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Glossary
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Environmental science
 
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