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313 resources with the concept carbon dioxide

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Investigating CO2 Levels

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students measure the levels of carbon dioxide in various locations around the school. They develop a hypothesis on which location most likely has the greatest concentration of carbon dioxide in the air then they collect the data using a...
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PLANTS LOVE AIR

For Teachers K - 1st
Pupils identify that plants cannot develop adequately without air and predict what happens to the leaf of a geranium brought to class. They draw a picture of what they think the leaf will look like after a week of being covered. Finally,...
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Carbon Dioxide: The Heat is On

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the greenhouse gases affecting the atmosphere. In groups, they participate in activities in which they examine the effects of heat on the atmosphere and phytoplankton. They research how the phytoplankton differ in warm...
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Smog Be Gone

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students begin the lesson by identifying greenhouse gases. In groups, they observe and record the effect of the gases on the atmosphere and the temperature of the Earth. They participate in activities that describe the role of...
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Environment: Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore climate change and the greenhouse effect. Using provided definitions, they assess local weather conditions and analyze long term climatic data for their areas. Once they explore the concept of and connection between...
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Dinosaur Breath

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore the role of dinosaurs in the carbon cycle. They discuss how dinosaurs obtained carbon for their bodies and how organisms living in the ocean use carbon dioxide to make calcium carbonate shells. Students observe a...
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Balloon Plants

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners work in teams to explore what plants need to grow. They fill balloons with potting soil and drop radish seeds into the balloons, then add water and carbon dioxide and hand their balloons in the sun. Finally, students observe...
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Acid Rain

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate the quality of water using a variety of methods. They use a pH probe to measure the pH and study the effect of dissolved CO2 in the water. Students also observe the effect of the pH upon the dissolving of H2SO4 in...
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Bouncing Popcorn

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders meet a teacher challenge to work like chemists. They investigate with baking soda, water, salt, sugar, vinegar, and sprite to move a popcorn kernel from the bottom of a cup to the top. They experiment with different...
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Carbon and Oxygen Cycles

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students construct their own diagrams outlining the pathway of carbon and oxygen in the atmosphere. Students explain their diagrams outlining the pathway and teacher checks for accuracy and completion.
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Geo Sequestration Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore geologic sequestration as a technique used to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. They use chemistry to stimulate oil mining. Students conduct an experiment to learn about geo carbon sequestration.
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Investigating CO2 Levels

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars utilize a CO2 probe to determine the various levels of concentration of Carbon Dioxide. They collect samples of Carbon Dioxide in their school to locate the highest concentration. They create a class chart to record the...
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The Biomass Balancing Act

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students work in groups to research biomass using the International Energy Agency's website. Students use evidence from the web search to assess biomass energy potential in Pennsylvania as part of a classroom "Alternative Energy...
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Barriers to Change: The Myths about Vehicle Idling

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars have the opportunity to confront some of the most common misconceptions that surround vehicle idling, and employ the concept of social marketing to initiate change. The goal is to give students an appreciation of the...
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CO2 and Mass

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils determine if carbon dioxide has mass. In groups, they use a standard set of materials to test the carbon dioxide. They answer questions on their lab sheet and discuss them as a class.
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How Much CO2 Gas Can Sea Water Hold?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explain the relationship between water temperature and gas concentration. Using a graph, they describe how sea surface temperature changes along with the seasons. They develop a hypothesis and test it by graphing and analyzing...
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Fall Slumbers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students observe changes in a selected tree leaf near their homes during the fall. Twice each week students record changes in the leaf using words, pictures, and numbers.
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The Breathtaking Nature of the Urban Explosion, Part 4

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the respiratory system. They use a computer to monitor the respiratory rate of an individual. They determine residual oxygen levels in exhaled air. Students evaluate how internal 02 and C02 concentrations influence...
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Bringing The Greenhouse Effect Down To Earth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners compare the amount of carbon dioxide in four different sources of gases. They complete an experiment in groups and collate data as a whole class.
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It Looks Like Champagne

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine some practical implications of the discovery of liquid carbon dioxide in deep-ocean ecosystems. They interpret phase diagrams and explain the meaning of "critical point" and "triple point."
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Wise Use of Paper

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the paper recycling process. They experiment with ways to conserve and recycle paper products.
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Air Pollution and Health

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use Internet research to become familiar with the environmental and health effects of the six criteria pollutants identified by the U.S. EPA, along with the greenhouse effect and carbon dioxide.
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I Need Room to Breathe

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore how exercise affects carbon dioxide levels in exhaled air.
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Respiratory Attack Tag

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students play tag using science terms.