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Necessary Technology

[Keeping An Eye on Ozone]

The Schoenbein Paper Method to make your own ozone paper!

For the protocol of this method, see The Science Teacher Article "GROUND LEVEL OZONE TESTING", December 1995, pp 16-19. The instructions will show you how to make your own ozone paper for measuring ground-level ozone. The test paper uses Potassium Iodide, Corn Starch and distilled water. Thanks to Judy Lee for developing and providing this protocol.

Eco Badge Kits - Monitoring Kits
This procedure uses the Vistanomics, Ecobadge Ozone Monitoring Kits, distributed by Wards Natural Science (1-800-962-2660). These kits cost approximately $90 complete with lesson plans, handouts, badges and paper inserts.

Image Processing for Analysis
Two Image Processing software programs, NIH Image (Macintosh®) and Scion Image (Windows® 95), have been used throughout the world by scientists for many years. These public domain (free) tools are indispensable for this project. The Center for Image Processing in Education (CIPE) promotes computer-aided visualization as a tool for teaching and learning. This link will take you to their page where you can find download links to the Image Software necessary for the milkweed analysis. Link to NIH Image/Scion Image download area at CIPE. In addition, CIPE conducts workshops and develops instructional materials that use Image Processing and Geographic Information Systems technologies as platforms for teaching about science, mathematics and technology.

An Internet connection to the KanCRN web site is the only other necessary technology. If you do not have access to the Internet data may be sent on a floppy disk to:

Steve Case
2021 Dole Building
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045

Please make sure all data from the activity is on the disk, and clearly labeled before you send it.

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