Here you will find some videos explaining how ventilation works and how maths can be used to help us understand ventilation and air quality.
How does the air move in the room around you? In this video, we show one way to see these airflows at home and discuss what causes them. It turns out these airflows play an important role in indoor air quality. Watch to learn more!
How can maths help us to understand ventilation and air quality? In these videos, we walk through how we can create a model for CO2 levels in rooms. These same ideas can be extended to model other things like pollutant levels. As you will see, we can learn a lot from these models! These videos can serve as an introduction to, or application of, differential equations or mathematical modelling. Suitable for A-level, or university students, or professionals in need of a refresher!
As part of the CO-TRACE project, we have released materials on our sister site CoSchools to support classroom staff with wintertime ventilation, by explaining how to best use the CO2 monitors sent by the Department for Education, and describing some of the potential benefits. There is also material to help school leaders train their classroom staff.
The materials include:
Visit CoSchools for the full range of materials.
To assist with the UK government’s rollout of CO2 monitors to schools we have created four videos, and other materials, that aim to explain how CO2 monitors can help teachers manage their classroom ventilation to provide a more comfortable and healthier learning environment.