Air Pollution *
|Areas of Science||
Weather & Atmosphere
|Time Required||Average (6-10 days)|
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AbstractSmog days are often posted in your local newspaper. Check how many smog days your city has had in the last year. How does it compare to to other years? You can also take pictures of your city landscape on high and low smog days. How do the pictures compare? How does smog in the atmosphere affect visibility? What is smog made of? You can use tongue depressors smeared with Vaseline to check for smog particles in different areas; just stick in the ground and look at them a few days later. Examine the smog particles with a magnifying glass. What kinds of particles do you see? Which areas accumulated the most smog? See the Science Buddies project Air Particles and Air Quality, for a full description.
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Science Buddies Staff. "Air Pollution." Science Buddies, 14 June 2018, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Weather_p015/weather-atmosphere/air-pollution. Accessed 14 Nov. 2019.
Science Buddies Staff. (2018, June 14). Air Pollution. Retrieved from https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Weather_p015/weather-atmosphere/air-pollution
Last edit date: 2018-06-14
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