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Saint Andrew’s is the First School in Florida to have Cutting-Edge Air Quality Measuring Device the PocketLab Air

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Submitted by DaveBakker on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 02:13

Grade 5 students at Saint Andrew’s School caught wind of startling air pollution statistics during their studies which inspired them to take action and make a difference in their community. With a little help from Upper School Math teacher, Jim Scheidegger, as well as a Stanford professor and COO of a company in Silicon Valley, Ashley Egbert, Eli Cornell, Keely McGahee, and David Capeti went to work on a groundbreaking project that measured air quality in Boca Raton.

Robinson Nature Center Investigating their Air

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Submitted by Danny on Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:41

 

The Robinson Nature Center is an 18-acre, publicly-owned nature center that hosts 420 groups every year in Maryland in their 23,000 ft2 platinum LEED-certified facility. It was founded in 2009 following the wishes of James and Anne Robinson--who had previously lived on the land. They now have a new activity, which features the PocketLab Air, called Air Quality Outreach.

The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change

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Submitted by Danny on Fri, 07/05/2019 - 00:43

 When it comes to climate change, there are many resources out there. However, most are designed for the public’s use worldwide and are often limited to one perspective; ignoring the arguments against climate change. The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change stands apart from these others in that it:

 

  • Focuses in on climate change impacts in the US

PocketLab Air Getting Started Guide

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Submitted by PocketLab on Tue, 06/11/2019 - 20:56

On this page, you'll find step-by-step instructions for using PocketLab Air, in-depth answers to many common PocketLab Air questions, and a 15-minute webinar-style Getting Started video covering everything from connecting PocketLab Air to calibrating the CO2 sensor. If you have additional questions, feedback, or other comments, send us an email at [email protected] 

PocketLab Air Getting Started Video

Air Quality Matters!

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Submitted by Danny on Wed, 05/29/2019 - 16:52

Globally, seven million premature deaths each year result from air pollution (WHO, 2012). Recent air quality events such as the forest fires in Western North America and the extreme smog conditions in China emphasizes that air pollution is an important current issue for individuals globally. Your neighbour to the north, Canada, has recently had widespread forest fires throughout the west coast as well as serious air pollution events due to industry.

State of Global Air: A Report on Air Quality Parameters and their Health Effects

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Submitted by Danny on Tue, 05/28/2019 - 22:46

The State of Global Air report is an annually updated peer-reviewed document providing the most up to date information possible on global air quality and its health effects. The report includes a discussion of how air quality is measured, the health effects of the parameters, and analysis of the data in terms of health risk and sociodemographics. This article serves to provide an overview of their work and call attention to some of their interactive resources to view the data.