CLEAR seeks to broaden the reach of the university by bringing CAICE research directly to school campuses. In so doing, CLEAR will involve students directly in the research process and increase interest in environmental chemistry by creating a collaborative learning environment between CAICE scientists, students, and the public.
Through the CLEAR Program, students will explore:
- Aerosol Sources and Impacts
Students will understand the sources of aerosol particles in the environment, how the sources of aerosol particles affect their chemical composition, and the impacts of aerosols on health and climate.
- Experimental Design
Students will be able to formulate hypotheses about their environment and design controlled experiments.
- Measurements and Instrumentation
Students will understand how to collect and interpret data, and will gain insight into how chemists design instruments to learn about the world around us
Learners of all ages and abilities can use an array of tools and instruments to learn about the world in which they live. Just as PhD-level scientists make detailed measurements of the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere, so can school-age students use simpler tools, measure air pollutants in their classroom, and work together to find ways to clean up the air they breathe every day!
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