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Observation

The results showed that pollution emitted by vehicles will be highest during peak hours between 6am  and 9am and from 6pm to 9pm, as evidenced by the total score (pollution index).

Condition

Time window and traffic observation

Numerical estimation of pollution

6am-9am

9am-12pm

12pm-3pm

3pm-6pm

6pm-9pm

9pm-12am

6am-9am

9am-12pm

12pm-3pm

3pm-6pm

6pm-9pm

9pm-12am

Speed km/h

35

73

88

71

25

84

2

1

2

1

2

2

Volume

Heavy

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Heavy

Moderate

2

1

1

1

2

1

Flow

Start-stop

Smooth

Smooth

Smooth

Start-stop

Smooth

2

1

1

1

2

1

Total

6

3

4

3

6

4

The chart below represents the results of our science project:

road traffic flow and pollution science project

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Complexity level:
8
Project cost ($):
30
Time required:
1 hour to prepare, 2 days for science project experiment
Material availability:
A video camera and adjustable stand is required
Safety concerns:

Adult assistance required. Be careful when you’re on the road. Choose an observation point that is safe and observe all road safety rules.