The Ozone Layer
By Nichola Mitchell
What is the Ozone Layer?
- The Ozone Layer is a layer in the earth's stratosphere
- It has an altitude of about 10 kilometres
- it contains a high concentration of ozone
What does the Ozone Layer do?
- The Ozone Layer protects us from UV
- Scientists discovered that the ozone Layer was moving away
How does it protect us from UV rays?
- It protects us from UV's by striking oxygen in the stratosphere
- The layer of atmosphere, above the one we breathe, contains a small amount of the Ozone Layer. It splits the into two way oxygen atoms
- Each atom, when it combines with another oxygen molecule it will create an ozone
- The UV light also breaks the ozone into an oxygen molecule and an oxygen atom
What is the Ozone Layer made of?
- The ozone Layer is made up of nitrogen, oxygen, argon and other things
How is the Ozone Layer different to Oxygen?
- The Ozone Layer is made up of three different oxygen atoms and oxygen is made up of only two oxygen atoms
What destroys the Ozone Layer?
- Freon (gas)
- Chlorine atoms
- Misconception: Climate change and the ozone layer are the same thing
- Truth: Climate change and the loss of the ozone layer are two different things that aren't really connected