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Air Junk

URL:http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/forkids/airjunk/index.html
Levels: Grades 3-8
Topics: biology, air quality, health

Description: What lurks in the air we breathe? Follow the instructions and printable pattern to create household "dust collectors" that can capture airborne particles, some which lead to allergy and asthma. Analyze the results of that experiment to identify the dust, pollen, mold, sand, skin flakes, and so on that might be caught in the collectors.

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