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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.

Indoor Air PollutionIndoor Air Pollution

Air Quality (Tox Town - National Library of Medicine ) - Introduces students to air quality and the impact of air pollution on human health. Students test air quality in several locations in and around the school.

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.

Chemicals and PollutantsChemicals and Pollutants

Pollution in Your Water (National Geographic ) - Unit of how pollution gets into the water, includes activities and information.

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.