Groundlevel Ozone(GLO)/ and Air Quility
High School (10-12)
What is the GLO in cold months compared to warm months
Worldbook Encycleiopedia volum no. 17
Discovery magazine issue number 12
Schoenbein paper test method
1. Place 100ml. of water in 250ml. beaker. Then add 5g of corm
2. Heat mixture until it gels.
3. Ad 1g of potassium lodide after taking mixture of heat.
4. Place mixture on paper with a brush if avalible.
5. Place paper towels in oven to keep paper from sticking to rack
in oven. Keep temperature at 50 degrees.
6. Let dry then cut paper into strips 1 inch thick.
7. Distribute to other team members.
Comments: The hardest thing about this procedure is making sure
everyone was doing something. Not everyone had a phone numher.
Be sure that you can set up an effective phone tree.
Results of the Study
On days that red skicast where predicted, our Eco-badge and
schoenbein paper tests for eight hours were the same high readings,
indicating poor air quality relative to GLO. Our studies indicate
that in areas with high traffic conditions turned the paper dark
brown. We compared our data to other schools. Our eight hour
test is the first submitting Eco-badge test badges. There was a
correlation ( relationship) between the schoenbein paper test and
the Eco-badge in that both tests taken on the same day reflected
high level of GLO for that day.
Eco-badge average was taken for two days of testing,
5/21/98 & 5/28/98
Average for two week data.
Average temperature on days that are red 80 dagrees F.
Average temperature on days that are normal 65 degrees F.
This infomation may show a corralation betweem temperature and
Note: Skicast conditions for the next day are predicted at 3:ooPM
each day for the Kansas City metro area.
We have learned that some high levels of GLO does exsist in some
parts of the city on hot days. GLO is higher when there is a red
skicast or in areas with a steady flow of traffic. This study
may lead to other spin off research.
-Extention Servay on what is being done to prevent GLO in the
Kansas City area.
-What is the public's awereness on GLO
-Study different blvs, Hyways, and roads in the Kansas City area.
-Study the corralation between cloud cover and temperature.