A CIESE Realtime Data Project

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TEACHERS: Sources of Particulate Matter


Objectives
Students will:

  • interpret graphs to determine emissions from various sources
  • determine the source type emitting the most PM10 in their state
  • determine the source type emitting the most PM2.5 in their state

Materials

  • Computers with internet access
  • Student Worksheet

Assessment

  1. For your state, what source produces the highest emission percentage of PM10?
  2. For your state, what source produces the highest emission percentage of PM2.5?
  3. Select two other states in the country. Using the map tool, are the percentages the same? Explain.
  4. Do you think it would be difficult or easy to limit the amount of pollution coming from the source? Explain.