Welcome to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s Online Air Quality Class designed for independent home learning.
Take a deep breath in and feel your lungs expand with air. On average, we breathe in eight to ten liters of air every minute! Clean air is as necessary for life as clean water, but we typically don’t think about the invisible ocean of air that surrounds us. Neither do we think about harmful substances that are added to our air every day.
In this class, you will explore the air that you breathe. You will learn how air pollution is defined and measured from air quality experts, create a simple particle pollution collector, and investigate air pollution sources in your local community. At the end of the course, you will use everything you’ve learned to solve an air pollution mystery.