Air Quality: Fact Sheets and Activity Sheets

Air pollutants arise from natural processes and human activities. In this SATIS Revisited resource, students investigate air pollution, how it is monitored and some effects on human health. Air pollutants arise from a wide variety of sources, although they are mainly a result of the combustion process. It is easy to assume that most of these air pollutants arise as a result of human activity, but large amounts are also produced by natural processes such as forest fires, volcanoes and bacteria. The largest sources of pollutants produced by human activities include motor vehicles and industry.

These activities look at air pollution and how it is monitored. Pupils can collect data for their own area and analyse it in terms of the levels of air pollution and the effect on human health.