Clean Air and Healthy Homes Project
The Clean Air and Healthy Homes Project is designed to bring student-based scientific inquiry into the classroom, giving students real-world experiences in understanding and researching air pollution problems relevant to their communities. Past student projects have explored radon gas levels in their schools and/or homes, changes in air quality related to increased coal train traffic, and air quality assessments of ski waxing stations, to name a few.

The following questions are designed to understand how your participation in this science curriculum program helps your science learning. Your decision to take part in this survey is voluntary. You may withdraw at any time by contacting your science teacher.

All answers are anonymous and confidential. No names will be associated with any responses, nor will any responses be shared or used by your teacher for grading purposes.

My initials below confirm that I have read the description of the Clean Air and Healthy Homes project and am voluntarily choosing to complete the survey. *
Please type in your initials in the box provided below.
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Please enter the month, day, and year of your birthday. *
What is your gender? *
Please check any of the following that describe you. *
The following questions explore how much you currently use each of the following strategies in your science work. For each statement, select the response that makes the most sense for you. *
I can use scientific knowledge to form a question about air quality.
I can use science to help me make decisions that affect my health.
I can ask a question about air quality that can be answered by collecting data.
I can communicate a scientific procedure that examines air quality to others.
I can record air quality data accurately.
I can use data to create a graph about air quality for presentation to others.
I can create a display to communicate my data and observations.
I can analyze the results of a scientific investigation.
I can use science terms to share my results.
I can use models to explain my results.
I can use the results of my investigation to answer science questions I pose.
I can explain which science concepts guide my research questions.
Which of the following is a valid scientific argument? *
Consider the following data: Liquid One has a density of 0.93 g/cm3; no color, mass of 38 g, and melting point of -98 degrees Celsius. Liquid Two has a density of 0.79 g/cm3, no color, a mass of 38g, and a melting point of 26 degrees Celsius. Liquid Three has a density of 13.6 g/cm3, a silver color, a mass of 21 g, and a melting point of -39 degrees Celsius. Liquid Four has a density of 0.93 g/cm3, no color, a mass of 16 g, and a melting point of - 98 degrees Celsius. *
Write a science explanation that states whether any of the liquids are the same substance.
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Which of the following research studies is least likely to contain a confounding factor (variable that provides an alternative explanation for results) in its design? *
Creators of the Shake Weight, a moving dumbbell, claim that their product can produce "incredible strength!" Which of the additional information below would provide the strongest evidence supporting the effectiveness of the Shake Weight for increasing muscle strength? *
Two studies estimate the mean caffeine content of an energy drink. Each study uses the same test on a random sample of the energy drink. Study 1 uses 25 bottles, and study 2 uses 100 bottles. Which statement is true? *
A researcher hypothesizes that immunizations containing traces of mercury do not cause autism in children. Which of the following data provides the strongest test of this hypothesis? *
Advertisements for an herbal product, ginseng, claim that it promotes endurance. To determine if the claim is fraudulent and prior to accepting this claim, what type of evidence would you want to see? Outline details of your investigative design. *
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Using this excerpt, answer the question below:“A recent study, following more than 2,500 New Yorkers for 9+ years, found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61% higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, compared to those who avoided diet drinks. For this study, Hannah Gardner’s research team randomly surveyed 2,564 New Yorkers about their eating behaviors, exercise habits, as well as cigarette and alcohol consumption. Participants were also given physical check-ups, including blood pressure measurements and blood tests for cholesterol and other factors that might affect the risk for heart attack and stroke. The increased likelihood of vascular events remained even after Gardener and her colleagues accounted for risk factors, such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. The researchers found no increased risk among people who drank regular soda.” *
The findings of this study suggest that consuming diet soda might lead to increased risk for heart attacks and strokes. From the statements below, identify additional evidence that supports this claim:
The following questions explore your plans for the future. For each question, select the response that makes the most sense for you. *
agree a lot
agree some
agree a little
disagree a little
disagree some
disagree a lot
I have always hoped to have a job in science one day.
Having a job in science one day is very important to me.
I expect to go to college and get a degree needed for a job in science.
It is very unlikely that I will get a job in science in the future.
I am sure I will do well in a job in science.
I am confident that I can get better grades than other students in my science class.
I think I can get good grades in my science classes.
I think I have what it takes to do well in science.
People like me become scientists.
I worry that I will not get good grades in science classes.
I think about how I don't do as well as others in my science classes.
I worry that I won't be able to get a science-related degree.
I am afraid that I won't be able to get a job in science in the future.
I am afraid people will think it is odd or strange to have a job in science. 
I want to take as many science classes as possible next year.
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I would be interested in getting involved with a science club.
I read science and science-related stories during my free time.
How interested are you in having a job like these someday? *
For each question, select the response that makes the most sense to you.
Very interested
Somewhat interested
Not interested
Doctor, Dentist, Vet
Physical Therapist
Lab Technician
Computer Programmer
Website Designer
Science Teacher
Interior Designer
Other - please indicate your current career interest if it was not listed above. *
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