Your local environment
The family car .. How much do people in your household rely on a car to get around?
Car log .. Survey the use of a household car over a week
Passenger count .. Investigate whether we use motor vehicles unnecessarily
The cost of driving a car .. Work out how much it really costs to own and drive a car
The cost of transport .. Compare the costs of driving a car with alternatives like using public transport or taxis, and cycling
Reduce or eliminate-the fossil fuel frenzy .. Research vehicles that don't run on petrol
Smoky vehicles .. Why are some vehicles smoky?
Looking at exhaust particles .. Collect and identify particles from exhaust gas
Comparing exhausts .. How do exhaust particles vary from car to car?
Exhaustive testing .. Find out which gases are present in exhaust emissions
Measuring visual air quality .. How clear the air is can also provide some clues on air quality – an exercise to measure your local visual air quality or VAQ
VAQ record sheet .. Use this sheet to record your VAQ observations
VAQ results .. Record and analyse the results of your VAQ study
Hazy days .. Investigate the source of airborne particles, which can bring haze to your local skies
Photochemical smog .. All about smog – and the role played by weather in its formation
Measuring ozone .. Find out the local levels of ozone, an important component of smog
Acid rain .. Some pollutants can react with water in the air to form acids which dissolve in rain
Air pollution and plants .. Study the effects of the pollutant gas sulfur dioxide on plants
What's that smell? .. Using smell to trace the source of air pollutants
Whiffing out the source .. Sniff out where some local air pollutants are coming from ...
Quick quiz .. Test your knowledge about air pollution in Sydney
Page last updated: 27 February 2011