Participant Comments

Victoria Phillips, 8th grade Earth Science teacher at Summerour Middle School. "Before the GIFT experience, ozone and photochemical smog were basically terms in our textbook. We briefly discussed what they were and how they harmed us. After working on this project, these terms became 'real' to me. As a result of this experience, I will provide activities for my students that will enable them to understand more fully what causes the photochemical smog they experience and what each of them can do to help reduce the problem. Additionally, the students will have a greater awareness of how we, as a society, can better the quality of air we breathe. It is my hope to help make it 'real' to them."