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Welcome to the Labs and Experiments page.  Here you will find hands-on activities for classrooms, homes, and science fairs. Each page connects you with an experiment from trusted and reliable sources.

Outdoor Air PollutionOutdoor Air Pollution

Cleaning the Air (Teach Engineering ) - This lesson provides students an opportunity to work as engineers to remove particulate matter from the air. Students must build a filter without blocking more than 50% of the air to remove "pepper" from the air stream.

Particulate MatterParticulate Matter

So What's Making it Look Brown Outside? (University of Arizona ) - PDF activity on collecting and measuring particulate matter.

LeadLead

Are There Dangerous Levels of Lead in Local Soil (Science Buddies) - Experiment to test lead levels in local soil.

Greenhouse GasesGreenhouse Gases

Earth on Fire (National Aeronautics and Space Administration ) - Activity to calculate and compare the amount of CO2 released in the atmosphere by fossil-fuel burning and the actual increase of atmospheric CO2.

Getting a Handle on Greenhouse Gases (Pima County, Department of Environmental Quality ) - PDF activity for students to learn about their family's impact on the greenhouse effect.

What is Climate ChangeWhat is Climate Change

Earth on Fire (National Aeronautics and Space Administration ) - Activity to calculate and compare the amount of CO2 released in the atmosphere by fossil-fuel burning and the actual increase of atmospheric CO2.

Water CycleWater Cycle

Build Your Own Watershed (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency )

Nonpoint Source Pollution (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) - PDF of a grade 4-7 activity demonstrating waterfall collection, water quality, and the impact on rivers, streams, and bays.

Water TreatmentWater Treatment

Water Purification by Evaporation and Condensation (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ) - PDF lesson activity for grades 4-7 on how the water cycles help to purify water.