Air Quality Index: Definition & Uses


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What is the air quality index?

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1. In the United States, which of the following AQI values is considered 'good'?

2. What time of year has the worst air pollution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Air quality indexes vary by country and have many uses. Use these assessments to test your knowledge of what air quality indexes represent along with other information from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will cover:

  • Good AQI values by American standards
  • Uses of the AQI
  • The effect of stagnant air on air quality

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the air quality index and interpret it accurately
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the air quality index
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about which time of the year has the worst air pollution

Additional Learning

Learn about the purpose of AQI by reviewing the lesson Air Quality Index: Definition & Uses. Objectives covered include:

  • Review the United States' AQI scale
  • Know the factors that affect the AQI
  • Understand limitations of the AQI