Our program deploys an air quality sensor that detects and measures in real time the amount of ambient air pollution, including particulate matter PM2.5 and PM10, as well as NO2 and VOCs, precursors to ground-level ozone. Our device is portable and has GPS mapping capability showing differences in air quality on a street-by-street basis.
Our sensor is durable and kid-friendly. It’s hand-held teachable tech that engages kids and adults by providing instant, colorful readings at the touch of a button, as well as hyper-local street-mapped levels of air pollution visible through the paired smart device app.
For those who want the details down to micrograms per cubic meter, additional data is available. Your own local data can be used later in your math or science classroom for further exploration and student-led discussion. At TransOptions, we welcome student-led inquiry and seek to serve local needs, so we look forward to working with you on unique ideas for community science projects.