A CIESE Realtime Data Project

Pop-up - Teachers - Air Pollution: What's the Solution?

TEACHERS: What's Your AQI?


Objectives
Students will:

  • calculate the Air Quality Index (AQI) values of various air pollutants

Materials

Assessment
Equations on Student Worksheet (.PDF):

  1. On June 10, Wichita, Kansas reported a 1-hour ozone concentration of 0.162 ppm and an 8-hour ozone concentration of 0.141125. What would the AQI be and why?
  2. On December 3, Madison, Wisconsin reported a CO value of 13.2 and an 8-hour ozone value of 0.032. What would the AQI be and why?