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  • In this activity, students investigate exhaust emissions, car use and air quality.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • recognise some of the sources of air pollution
    • understand that only some pollution is visible
    • carry out simple scientific observations and interpret results

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do.

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      Published 23 June 2008, Updated 23 February 2015 Referencing Hub articles
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