TAS Alum David Amidon teaches 8th graders about the Antarctic ozone hole

 Colored pencil diagrams of the ozone layer by 8th grade students.

Ozone diagrams created by 8th and 9th graders at Lafayette Junior/Senior High School. Photo Credit: David Amidon.

As NOAA and NASA announced the 2021 Antarctic ozone hole condition on October 27, the 8th- and 9th-grade science classroom at Lafayette Junior/Senior High School also concluded their first science project on ozone hole prediction.

For 70+ students who started this new school year knowing little about ozone, they are now leaving the classroom with all the knowledge of what the ozone hole is like and how it forms.

The science project these students embarked on was inspired by NOAA and NASA’s long-standing Ozone Hole Prediction Contest and would not be possible without a NOAA educational opportunity – the NOAA Teacher at Sea program.

David Amidon, the science teacher at Lafayette Junior/Senior High School and a 2017 alumnus of the NOAA Teacher at Sea program, was able to continue his connection with NOAA and developed this science project leveraging various resources from NOAA and NASA.

Read the full article by Xinyi Zeng, Science Communications and Outreach Specialist at NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory here.