Would you like to feel like a real scientist discovering regularities in large data sets, formulating and testing hypotheses? Do you like to search the Internet for information, connect different facts and draw conclusions? If so, this task is for you: you will have an opportunity to analyze real data and identify how it depends on geographical and meteorological parameters.
The students will get familiar with the air pollution problem, air quality monitoring initiatives and basic geographical and weather factors which influence air quality. Working on the problem will allow the students to demonstrate their analytical skills and practice typical research process steps: understanding and interpreting data, making assumptions and testing hypotheses, generating observations and formulating conclusions. Finally, the analysis will strongly foster good teamwork, brainstorming, and extensive communication within the team.