Activity: Pollution calculator

In this activity, students use online software to project the impact that planting or removing trees would have on levels of particulate matter pollution across different parts of the UK.

They choose a local authority then use the Pollution Removal by Vegetation tool to analyse how changes in woodland affect pollution levels.

  • Key Stage: KS3
  • Time required: 20 minutes

About this resource

  • Resource type: online activity
  • Theme: Pollution

Learning outcomes

  • understand that trees remove pollutants from the air
  • appreciate that reducing air pollution benefits human health and reduces healthcare costs
  • interpret observations and data, including identifying patterns and using observations, measurements and data to draw conclusions
  • Curriculum links

Materials required

  • Internet access

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