Real-Time Air Quality Index Map

Free! The Real-Time Air Quality Index Map reports on the air quality throughout the world. After launching the website, users can get an overview of the air quality around the globe and they can choose specific continents, regions, or areas to view. When viewing the map, users can click a marker for an overview of the air quality in that area. The overview provides a real-time snapshot of the air quality and reports on the particulate matter, ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. Users can click the marker again to access a more detailed report and map…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 5.7
B. Design - 8.2
C. Engagement` - 7

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How Breathable is the Air around You?

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The Real-Time Air Quality Index Map reports on the air quality throughout the world. After launching the website, users can get an overview of the air quality around the globe and they can choose specific continents, regions, or areas to view. When viewing the map, users can click a marker for an overview of the air quality in that area. The overview provides a real-time snapshot of the air quality and reports on the particulate matter, ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. Users can click the marker again to access a more detailed report and map of the area. Other options in the website include the “Mask” section, which provides information about the ways people can to protect themselves from air pollutants. The “FAQ” section further explains the components of the report and offers detailed information about different areas in the world as related to air quality. The “Search” option lets users input a city’s name and then provides a report for that area. The “Contact” section offers information about the map. Finally, the “Links” option provides additional resources users can visit for information related to the environment and air quality.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can have students pick a location in the world and monitor its air quality for a week. As they monitor, students can analyze trends in air quality and identify reasons for the air quality being good, moderate, or poor. After the week is over, students can share their ideas with the class.
  2. Teachers can have students select a country, region, or continent and monitor the air quality of that area for a period of time and record that information on a spreadsheet. When that time period is over, teachers can ask students to rank the places in that area with the best and worst air quality. In addition, teachers can have students look for information that causes the air quality in that area to be good, moderate, or poor and share that information as well.
  3. Teachers can assign students an area in the world and monitor it using both this resource and Climate Hot Map for a period of time. When that time period is over, teachers can ask students if they think there is a relationship between global warming and air quality based on their analysis. Students can then answer that question with a presentation or essay.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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