laboratory module (Developed as a part of NASA-PAIR
This module answers the
questions about the origin, environmental effects of acid rain and its
prevention. One of its objective is to awaken the awareness of freshman students
to environmental problems and to show them the "real life"
applications of their basic chemistry skills. Over a period of two weeks,
students will do the WEB research to learn about the acid rain formation,
concentration of acidic oxides in the atmosphere, effects of acidic
precipitation on humans, biosphere, and structures. They will also focus on the
environmental polices of the United States with emphasis on the data and trends
reported by US Environmental Protection Agency. Then, based on the results of
the WEB and scientific literature research, the students will "design"
and carry out the experiments leading to visualization of the origin and the
effects of acid rains. They will also propose and use the means to minimize SO2
EAS 472 ; field
study laboratory module.
Study of the effect of air pollution on clouds
at a unique laboratory located high in the Colorado Rockies (3,200 m). The
students measure the concentrations of NO2 and SO2 in
air and link them to other environmental and atmospheric phenomena.
CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS