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)
  • Pollution
  • Chlorine atoms

Common Misconceptions

  • 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