What are we Breathing?

This academic year studentsscience practices to investigate the quality of the air they were breathing in 3 locations: In the School Building, at Home, around their immediate Neighborhood. The tools used were cell phones and Air Quality Sensors from the University of Pennsylvania’s Bioinformatics Team. Students learned to use Googlesheets to collate, clean, analyze and graph the data. Students evaluated the quality of their air by researching the concentration of Particulate Matter and Carbon Monoxide. Students gained sensitivity to their immediate environment and how the quality of air that impacts health and livelihood, knowing how Carbon Monoxide attaches itself to red blood cells and also, that research points to higher numbers of asthma rates amongst African American youth.