Parents' Guide to

The Ozone Hole

By Michelle Kitt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Mediocre design buries useful ozone layer facts.

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The Ozone Hole approaches issues affecting earth’s ozone layer in a balanced way, rooted in science and covering human-made and natural phenomena. It’s a reference site so don’t expect games or activities, and it suffers from unfortunate long-scrolling and inconsistent design. Still, there are a few good nuggets worth the trip way, way down the page. Plenty of colorful, straightforward images and a video on the main page tell the story for young kids who don’t understand the technical stuff. There’s also special emphasis on the Montreal Protocol, described by Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the United Nations as "the single most successful international agreement to date."

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