For today's edition of "Climate Kids Connects", we are going to explore a topic you may have recently heard a lot about - aerosols. These interactive videos and activities created in partnership with CAICE will help you gain a better understanding of the current science behind these small particles and the role they play in human health and climate!
Welcome to Climate Kids Connects!
For today's edition we are going to be exploring a topic you may have recently heard a lot about - aerosols. Aerosol particles are microscopic bits of stuff suspended in the air such as dust, soot, and sea spray. They are the most poorly understood component of Earth’s atmosphere. These particles play an important role in human health and climate, but are so small that when you look at the air around you, you usually can’t see them with your bare eyes.
By participating in the interactive videos and activities below you will gain a better understanding of the current science behind these small particles, the impact of aerosols on climate and public health, and how scientists are working to better understand the issues that we face at the intersection of these topics. Let's get started!
Aerosols & Incomplete Combustion
Learn about aerosols, what an incomplete combustion reaction is, and why it's important for understanding air pollution.
Make a Cloud in a Bottle
Aerosols are the basis of clouds. Learn how clouds are made and how we can recreate the formation of clouds in a bottle!
Make a Particle Collector
Learn about how scientist collect aerosol particles out in the field and see how you can make your own aerosol particle collector to use in and around your house.