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Where's the Air?

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It's a hot summer day and your car air conditioner breaks down. Do you just turn it off and roll down the windows, have it fixed at a local garage, or do you go out and buy a new car? How does your choice affect the protective stratospheric ozone layer?

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This is one scenario you will find in the teacher's activity guide Where's the Air? brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Where's the Air? is a fun and effective teaching aid for students to learn how ozone is formed, the difference between good ozone and bad ozone, and how social behavior affects air quality. It was created for educators and their students ages 10 and up.

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A free copy of Where's the Air? has been sent to all Wisconsin schools and libraries; check with your school's media director or librarian. Additional copies of the Where's the Air? Study Guide may be downloaded by clicking here. (This file is in the Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). To view the file you will need a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is available for free at

For more information contact:
Air Education - WDNR
Education & Information
Box 7921
101 S. Webster St.
Madison WI, 53707-7921

Phone: 608-266-6790
Fax: 608-264-6293

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