KCET Web Video about the Black Cloud:
We all know that air pollution is a major problem in Southern California. Last year, Los Angeles topped the American Lung Association’s list of cities with the worst air quality.
But air pollution levels vary depending on where you live. Students at Manual Arts High in South Los Angeles found this out by playing a game in their English class.
The Black Cloud Project is a game that a UC Berkeley professor and a high school English teacher created to help students understand global warming. Students at Manual Arts placed pollution sensors around their neighborhood in South Los Angeles and analyzed the data. They found that the carbon dioxide level in their classroom was ten times the normal amount, making it more polluted than the local gas station. Watch this week’s web exclusive video to find how the students at Manual Arts High fixed their CO2 dilemma.