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Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce middle schoolers to the essential principles of climate science with a collection of 10 activities. Class members learn about the Earth’s climate systems, factors that change these systems, and the impacts of those changes....
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 1

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
The first unit in a series of four focusing on climate change introduces fifth and sixth graders to the various systems that create climate. They examine the natural and human causes of greenhouse gas emissions, and conduct experiments...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 2

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
In the second unit in a series of four, fifth and sixth graders learn about the difference between weather and climate. Scholars look at historical and recent climate data, regional and global trends, to understand that climate change...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 4

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Climate change affects people and countries around the world in different ways. Through a five-lesson unit, students learn about the many types of impacts. They engage in role-playing games, reflect on how their actions contribute to...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 2

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A pre-test launches a unit study of whether the weather is changing. After reviewing the differences between weather and climate, scholars examine historical climate data and then compare regional weather changes with overall global...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 1

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Engage young scientists in a study of climate change with a collections of lessons that combine online research with labs, videos, activities, nature walks, and a NASA data analysis tool to examine different Earth's systems and how they...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A five-lesson collection examines how current climate changes are different from those in the past. Young scientists gather data from sources life fossils, tree rings, ice cores, and global CO2 levels to determine similarities and...
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Climate Change: Lines of Evidence

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The National Research Council’s video “Climate Change: Lines of Evidence” details the current knowledge scientists have developed about recent climate change and the causes of these changes. For this collection the video is broken into...
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Using Models to Understand Photosynthesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is your class in the dark about photosynthesis? Shed some sunlight on an important biological process with a thoughtful activity. After answering questions to help determine their level of knowledge, learners work with chemical equations...
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A Visible Activated Complex Experiment

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
When was the last time your class saw a catalyst in action? Chemistry scholars observe an activated complex during an engaging experiment. Through both color change and evolution of a gas, individuals gain insight into the...
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Essential Oil Extraction Using Liquid CO2

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When life hands you lemons ... experiment on them! Green chemistry gurus compare extraction methods for essential oils through a lab activity. Lab groups use traditional distillation and liquid carbon dioxide extraction methods, then...
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Why All The Wiggling on the Way Up?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Some of the CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuels is removed from the atmosphere by natural sinks, such as the ocean. The fifth engaging instructional activity in the series of 21 examines the CO2 data from three very different locations....
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Carbon Dioxide Can Make a Solution Acidic

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Can your breath change the acidity in a liquid? A instructional activity begins with a demonstration that proves it can. Then scholars perform an experiment to determine if other gases can change the pH of liquids. Finally, they research...
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Circulatory System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The average person's heart beats about three billion times during their lifetime. In this circulatory system video, learners briefly see the difference between an open and closed circulatory system. The rest of the video focuses on the...
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Producers Make Their Own Food

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
During an inquiry-based lesson, scholars decide which variable to test and then design an experiment to determine the needs of producers. After two weeks, they complete a full analysis and research paper.
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Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 9th
An online reading and interactive game bring the path of a carbon molecule to life for your earth science explorers! As an assessment, learners can map out or write about their experience in the carbon cycle. Thoroughly written...
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Changing Planet: Permafrost Gas Leak

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pair earth scientists up to use an amazing online arctic portal mapping tool and Google Earth to analyze permafrost changes. They compare changes to data on atmospheric concentrations of methane to see if there is a correlation. Then...
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An Environmental Puzzle: The Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle school science stars examine fuels and energy with a variety of activities. They begin with a KWL chart, read an informative passage, and then complete a puzzle. The puzzle itself is included. Cleverly, each piece corresponds to a...
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Hemoglobin

For Students 10th - 12th
If Hemoglobin and Red Blood Cells play an important role in your curriculum or have piqued your students' interest, then this video would be an asset for understanding that higher acidity and Carbon Dioxide play an allosteric inhibition...
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Oxidation and Reduction in Cellular Respiration

For Students 10th - 12th
This topic builds on the previous video. It deals with the equation of respiration and whether electrons or hydrogen are being lost or gained at the different stages.
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Gas Exchange And Respiratory Systems.

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Explore structures within the realm of gas exchange in terrestrial and aquatic life.  The excellent, labelled diagrams and clear descriptions help your students view the different structures and adaptations that have developed. The 29...
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Ocean Acidification

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Carbon dioxide is on the rise; does that also mean a rise in danger to humans and animals? Scholars learn what that means for the environment and more specifically the ocean. They examine data on the pH of different ocean areas and learn...
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The Incredible Carbon Journey: Play the Carbon Journey Game

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Class members explore the carbon cycle in the final installment of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series. They play a simulation game where they walk through the steps carbon takes as it cycles through the different layers of...
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I Didn’t Do It…Did I?: Make Your Own Greenhouse Effect

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How do greenhouse gases affect the climate on Earth?  Pupils explore the concept by first building their own apparatuses to model the greenhouse effect. Then, they record data to measure temperature change and determine that the amount...
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Why Should I Care?: Show How Increased Carbon Dioxide Makes the Ocean More Acidic

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How does a change in pH affect the ocean ecosystem? Scholars explore the idea by making an acid-base indicator in part seven of the 10-installment Discover Your Changing World series. First, they explore impacts of carbon dioxide in...
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Trees are Terrific...Inside and Out!

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Trees are the star of a three-step unit celebrating Arbor Day. Step one takes an in-depth look into the structure of a tree, the process of photosynthesis, and the benefits of the leafy giants. Step two challenges scholars to create a...
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How to Measure a Changing Climate

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Young scientists explore climate change by taking a look at many different disciplines. They hear from scientists who study soil, clouds, ice cores, ocean temperatures, and more. Then, they search public databases to draw their own...
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What's the Deal With Fossil Fuels?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Plastic bags, laptops, and even toothpaste all contain petroleum. A lesson explains how to define fossil fuels, including petroleum, and the many uses for fossil fuels in our everyday lives. It also details why new sources need to...
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The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
One lake in Germany killed everything that swam in it, drank from it, or flew over it providing scientists with an incredible fossil record and a huge mystery. PBS Eons explains the rarity of the fossil finds including turtles in the...
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Atmospheric CO2 and Earth’s Temperature

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is atmospheric carbon dioxide really to blame for global warming? Young environmentalists analyze historical carbon dioxide and temperature data during a multimedia activity from PBS's Weather and Climate series. High schoolers read...
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Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does energy from the sun make plants grow? Scholars move step by step through the processes that promote plant propagation during a detailed lesson. The resource illustrates ADP production and hydrolysis, then allows learners to...
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The Carbon Crunch

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Carbon is in the air; should we care? Teach the class why it is important to pay attention to carbon levels and how the world population and various countries across the globe affect the carbon levels in the atmosphere. High schoolers...
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Paleoclimate: A History of Change

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Earth's climate changed drastically throughout the history of the planet, so why do scientists blame humans for recent changes? Observe data covering the history of the planet that proves the natural climate change patterns. Then, learn...
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Climb into Action!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Climate change affects even the largest and intimidating of landforms—even Mount Everest! A resource helps teach learners the connection between global climate change and its effects on Earth. Activities include videos, class discussion,...
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Investigating Factors Affecting the Breathing Rate of a Locust

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do animals breathe faster when given more oxygen or more carbon dioxide? Young scientists observe the respiration rates of locusts under a variety of gas concentrations to answer that very question. They collect data, analyze the...
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Ocean Acidification

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Human impacts on the environment can sometimes be difficult to measure, especially under water! An activity centered on ocean acidification gives science scholars the opportunity to examine the effects of carbon dioxide on marine life....
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Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
As the world turns ... so do the carbon and nitrogen cycles! Introduce them both to eager young biologists through an animated video, part of an extensive biology playlist. The narrator explains how each element moves through its...
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You Are My Sunshine

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Finally, a photosynthesis activity that outshines the rest! Young biologists perform an experiment that allows them to observe photosynthesis through the production of oxygen. The lesson, part of the K20 series, also includes a study of...
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The Last Time the Globe Warmed

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Global warming ... greenhouse gases ... climate change ... sounds familiar, right? What about palm trees in Wyoming, or swimming in the sea near Antarctica? Science scholars discover the unbearable conditions Earth experienced during its...
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What Makes a Gas, a Greenhouse Gas?—The Carbon Dioxide Dance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Investigate a heated topic in environmental science. Scholars team up to play the parts of gas molecules in the atmosphere. As the teacher moves about, acting as the electromagnetic wave, learners react as their molecules would to the...
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What Is the "Greenhouse Effect"?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Enough talk about the Greenhouse Effect—let's actually look at it! Junior climatologists engage in a simple thermodynamics experiment on a cold winter's day to examine global warming. The activity simulates rising carbon dioxide levels...
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Testing for Gases

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
If most gases are invisible, how do we know so much about them? Pupils practice associating the name, formula, testing method, and outcome for four common gases using an interactive. Users build on the content of their first puzzles to...
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Some Reactions of Carbon Dioxide—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Precipitation reactions are always interesting. How about one that forms a precipitate using a gas? Chemists of any age will enjoy this twist on a standard solubility lab. Partners observe the lack of interaction between sodium hydroxide...
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Ocean Acidification

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Combat ocean acidification with bubbles. Young engineers create a system that reduces the acidity of water. Dry ice in water helps simulate ocean acidity, and blowing bubbles into the water results in a gas exchange that neutralizes the...
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Common Compounds

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can your young chemists identify the most commonly used chemicals in the lab? Introduce the class to the go-to substances in most middle and high school chemistry experiments with an interactive. The resource offers timely feedback as...
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That Time Oxygen Almost Killed Everything

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Oxygen keeps us alive, but did you ever consider how Earth found the right balance? Eons produced this video as part of a larger series that explores when Earth contained very little oxygen and green oceans ruled the planet. Viewers see...
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13 Misconceptions About Global Warming

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
With so much information floating around about global warming, how can we tell what's really going on? Examine the evidence through a video from Veritasium to sift through everything we hear. The narrator presents convincing data when...
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Crystal and Her Water Beetles

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Water beetles live underwater their entire lives, getting air from a bubble they carry with them. The video, part of an Insect playlist by Brain Scoop, explains how they breathe and why they are fascinating for evolutionary studies. It...
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The Hidden Perils of Permafrost

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Hidden bacteria have been trapped in the permafrost of our northernmost climates. An intriguing video explores climate change and its effects on the melting permafrost. Learners discover possible impacts these bacteria can have on the...
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It's a Gassy World!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How much does your class know about the relationship between climate change and carbon dioxide? Science scholars explore the nature of greenhouse gases and rising ocean temperature through demonstrations, research, and experiments. The...
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How Physics Saved Two Million Premature Babies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Physics ... saving lives, one equation at a time! Learners discover the sad truth about premature babies and respiratory distress syndrome, which claimed millions of lives before scientists could understand its cause. Physics, and the...
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Five Physics Experiments for the Holidays!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Some times of the year seem too busy for physics experiments. Fear not; a video explains five fast experiments using household materials. From creating CO2 to messing with static electricity, scholars enjoy playing with science. Besides,...
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Catalytic Converters

For Students 9th - 12th
Investigate the chemistry implemented in cars that keep our air safe. Scholars learn the role of the catalytic converter in changing dangerous gases to harmless byproducts. The video instructor discusses the specific chemical reactions...
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400 Parts in a Million: The World's Biggest Experiment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Carbon dioxide makes up an incredibly small percentage of our atmosphere, so why is it so important? The video explains that humans passed the 400 parts per million mark in 2013. It highlights the causes of the increase and our...
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Are You Lightest In The Morning?

For Students 6th - 12th
Does the time of day affect your body weight? If so, how? The narrator conducts an experiment to determine when the human body is its lightest. Viewers see interesting, and often amusing, theories from on-the-spot interviews and watch as...
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Where Do Trees Get Their Mass From?

For Students 6th - 12th
From stately oaks to towering pines, trees are the largest members of the plant kingdom that most people see. But how do trees get so big? Find out where the mass of a tree comes from with a short video. The narrator presents the topic...
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Covalent Bonding of Carbon Dioxide

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does a polar molecule, H2O, compare with a nonpolar molecule, CO2? Young chemists learn the similarities and differences between their covalent bonds and properties. They practice applying prior knowledge in a new way to reinforce...
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Carboxylic Acids and Esters

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
What do ants, wine, and rhubarb have in common? They all contain carboxylic acids! Introduce your organic chemistry class to this common class of useful molecules with a brief video. The narrator also discusses uses of carboxylic acids,...
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Making Alcohols

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
How do you turn hydrocarbons into alcohols? Show your chemistry class the basics of ethanol production in a short, narrated video. It compares and contrasts the industrial process of ethene cracking with the ages-old fermentation...
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Increased Emissions—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 4

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Earth naturally creates carbon dioxide, so how do we know the atmospheric increase is related to humans? The fourth video in a seven-part series explains the evidence that points to humans as a reason for this increase. The factors that...
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CO2 and Temperature

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Scientists can model global surface temperature with and without considering human emissions, but does do these factors really make a difference? Two interactive graphs demonstrate some factors that affect climate change. The first graph...
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What is the Greenhouse Effect?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The greenhouse effect warms up earth enough so it can support life, but if it heats up too much, life won't be able to survive. An interactive presentation covers the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle, climate forcing, and climate...
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How Burning Fossil Fuels Leads to Climate Change

For Students 9th - 12th
Do our vehicles really contribute to global warming? In part five of an eight-video series, pupils learn the mechanisms by which car emissions turn into greenhouse gases. Through animation, the class sees how the natural greenhouse...
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Green Chemistry - Principle 4

For Students 9th - 12th
How can we reduce carbon emissions and make safer solvents, all at the same time? Part four in a 12-installment green chemistry series demonstrates how chemists have traded in their hazardous go-to solvents and begun using safe...
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Green Chemistry - Principle 1

For Students 9th - 12th
How can chemical products be made in a less wasteful manner? Part one of a series of 12 videos discusses the principles of green chemistry and shows pupils how polystyrene manufacturers have stepped up to the challenge world-wide. Rather...
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Global Warming - Evaluating the Evidence

For Students 9th - 12th
It's getting hot in here! Evidence of global warming is all around us, as shown in part four of a series of eight videos about global warming and the carbon cycle. High school environmentalists get to examine the facts for themselves in...
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Greenhouse Effect

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
A greenhouse provides additional warmth and protection to the plants inside, but what if the greenhouse gets too hot? Pupils discuss and experiment with the difference between natural and anthropogenic greenhouse effect. They measure the...
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Molar Volumes of Gases

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In the United States, motor vehicles cause around 75 percent of the carbon monoxide pollution, but how do we measure this pollution? The 21st video in a series of 30 discusses what we mean by molar volumes of gases. It covers why we need...
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Off Base

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How does carbon dioxide affect the world's oceans? The final installment in a series of six lessons has pupils research ocean acidification, then conduct an experiment to witness the delicate balance that exists in our seas. Materials...
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Transforming Water Into Acid ... And Back

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Greenhouse gases affect marine wildlife in life-threatening ways. Through experimentation, your classes explore the acidification of water from the main greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. As they introduce carbon dioxide to water, a pH...
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Ocean Acidification

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Learn the science behind ocean acidification and its effects on ocean wildlife. Young scientists conduct a laboratory investigation that monitors the acidity level of water. While burning a candle, learners capture the carbon dioxide in...
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Your Family’s Carbon Footprint

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
A big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is livestock, so the less meat you eat, the lower your carbon footprint! During lesson four in the series of five, learners calculate their and their families' carbon footprint using the...
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Historical Climate Cycles

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Scientists use ice core samples to obtain temperatures of the earth from 400,000 years ago! The third of five lessons instructs pupils to interpret historical climate data to see changes over time. In part I, participants interpret...
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Calculating Your Ecological Footprint

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
You can lower your ecological footprint by recycling! Lesson four in this series of five has individuals, through the use of a computer, calculate their ecological footprints. Through discussions and analysis they determine how many...
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Why All the Wiggling on the Way Up? CO2 in the Atmosphere

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The climate change debate, in the political arena, is currently a hot topic! Learners explore carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere and what this means for the future in the 11th installment of 12. Through an analysis of carbon dioxide...
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Lights, Camera, Action! Conducting an Energy Audit

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Thirty percent of energy used by schools is used inefficiently! Part two in the series of 12 has groups perform energy audits of their schools as part of the Cool Schools Challenge. Each group is assigned a specific room, performs the...
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Fossil Fuel Use and Carbon Dioxide Emissions

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The Kyoto Protocol—meant to reduce emissions—was first introduced in 1997 and now involves 192 nations, but the United States is not one of them. Through an analysis of energy use by sectors, groups discuss where and who is emitting the...
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Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming: What is the Evidence?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
China, the United States, Russia, India, and Japan each emit more than billion tons of carbon dioxide very year. The first installment in a series of five lessons investigates a myriad of data to relate carbon dioxide levels and global...
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Unit 4 Pre-Assessment

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Pre-assessments are great to help teachers determine what information their classes lack, what misconceptions they have, and how in depth to teach specific concepts. The first in a five-part series is a pre-assessment of middle...
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Climate Change Around the World

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
It is unknown if cloud cover increases in response to carbon dioxide levels changing, helping climate change slow down, or if cloud cover decreases, allowing Earth to warm faster. Part four in the series of five lessons has classes...
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Are Global CO2 Levels Changing?

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
According to the Mauna Loa observatory, carbon dioxide levels increased by 3 ppm in our atmosphere between 2015–2016. Individuals analyze carbon dioxide data from around the world and then share this with a home group in lesson three of...
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Historical Climate Cycles

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Ice core samples give scientists access to climates of old—those from more than 800,000 years ago. Through an analysis of various temperature graphs from ice cores, tree rings, and weather stations, scholars compare historical climates...
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Natural and Human Causes

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Part three in the series of seven has pupils discussing the different greenhouses gases, learning about the carbon cycle, and then watching a short video about the carbon cycle. Based on their knowledge, individuals complete a greenhouse...
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Respiratory System (Part 2)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hemoglobin which is red, carries oxygen in RBC, and is responsible for the color of our blood. Video 32 in a series of 47 focuses on how your blood exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide to maintain homeostasis. Scholars see how hemoglobin...
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Causes and Effects of Climate Change

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Wrap-up a unit on global climate change with a lesson that examines the causes and effects of climate change. Learners fill out a chart that represents what they think causes climate change—natural and human-based—and what they think...
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions — Natural and Human Causes

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What impact do humans have on greenhouse gas emissions? What are the natural causes of these gasses? Thanks to the carbon cycle, carbon dioxide eats away at the earth's atmosphere with the intensified help of humans. Young scientists...
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Can Carbon Dioxide Act Like a Greenhouse Gas?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Ninety-seven percent of scientists who study climate agree that human activity is warming the planet. Learners explore carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas, a gas causing this warming, through a hands-on experiment. Once complete, they...
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Svalbard Islands and Our Community

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The LeConte glacier, located in Alaska, has retreated 2.5 miles over the last 80 years. Through an inquiry-based activity, individuals analyze glaciers found throughout the world and their changes over time. They then measure a model of...
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Respiratory System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When at rest, humans exhale about 17.5 ml of water per hour, but they lose about four times that amount during exercise. The video shows learners how worms, insects, fish and humans all respire very differently. Viewers then explore the...
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Biosphere—Building a Balanced World

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years. In a biodiversity activity, scholars explore the gases that make up the atmosphere. Through an experiment, participants see how plants...
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Understanding the Air through Data Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a correlation or causation relationship between air pollutants? Groups develop a hypothesis about the daily variation of air pollutants, specifically ozone and CO2. Using Excel to analyze the data, the groups evaluate their...
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Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers follow the paths of oxygen and carbon dioxide through the human respiratory organs and the path of the molecules through the human circulatory system, in a short video about how the body delivers oxygen and picks up carbon dioxide. 
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Ocean Acidification

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If tap water is more acidic than ocean water, why are we so concerned about ocean acidification? The third installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program focuses on carbon dioxide levels in...
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Climate Science: What You Need To Know

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Win any argument in support of climate change thanks to a video from PBS Digital Studios. Viewers learn the 24 steps to explain climate change and information to counter claims denying climate change.
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Volcanos and the Atmosphere

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In the summer of 1815, snow fell every month in New England. Was this related to the volcanic eruption of Tambora in Indonesia earlier in the year? Young scientists design their own experiments to research the long-term effect a volcanic...
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How Do Carbon Dioxide Concentrations in the Atmosphere Affect Global Climate?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Does carbon dioxide really affect temperatures across the world? This fifth installment in a six-part series investigates the relationship between carbon dioxide and global temperatures. Graphs created from genuine data help young...
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Capturing Carbon Dioxide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Why don't we just capture carbon dioxide in the air and store it somewhere else? A hands-on lesson allows scholars to explore a complex concept. First, they will create a carbonated beverage, and then they will determine if liquid...
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Making Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Some like it hot! Scholars observe both exothermic and endothermic reactions as part of the carbon dioxide oxygen cycle. First, scientists demonstrate (or watch) a chemical reaction to create pure oxygen using fire for confirmation....
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My Blood, Your Blood

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Dracula isn't the only one who needs blood to survive. The eight-part unit includes seven lessons, five demonstrations, seven labs, and a project to organize a blood drive. Class members learn about the parts of blood, the form and...
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Chemistry Lesson: Gas Evolution Reactions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ah, chemical reactions and gases ... there always seems to be more to learn. This short and detailed video segment describes double displacement reactions (gas evolution reactions) to create a gaseous byproduct. Four gases discussed in...
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Weather in Space (The Rocky Planets)

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars make up the solar system's inner planets. How are the weather patterns on these planets different from Earth's? This is the focus of a video that explains weather conditions on the inner planets.
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Who Needs Dirt?

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How do plants get the nutrients they need? This is the focus of a video that discusses how plants use photosynthesis to survive, with or without dirt.
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Pollution & Evolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Bring together a study of two major scientific topics with a lesson on the relationship between pollution and evolution. With the help of a PowerPoint presentation, hands-on activity. and class demonstration young scientists learn how...
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The Science of Candy!

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Science is fascinating—and delicious! Explore your kids' favorite treats with a series of experiments that focus on the interesting things that candy can do, such as inflating a balloon, modeling an animal cell, and floating ink letters...
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Respiratory System

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Trying to plan a lesson on the respiratory system? Then take a deep breath, because this presentation has you covered. From the atmosphere through the lungs and blood to the body's cells, this presentation investigates the complex series...
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How Do the Lungs Work?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
With the thousands of tasks our brain consciously performs on a daily basis, it's amazing that breathing isn't one of them. Learn how human bodies are able to automatically control the exchange of gas that keeps us alive with this short...
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Cloudy Climate Change: How Clouds Affect Earth's Temperature

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
While clouds may not make for the most enjoyable weather, they play an important role when it comes to regulating the temperature of the earth. Watch this video and learn how these giant masses of water droplets actually help to cool the...
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How to Create Cleaner Coal

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's easy to take for granted the the importance of electricity in modern society, and even easier to overlook the environmental cost that is paid for all that energy. Watch as this video explores the detrimental impact burning coal has...
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Test Your Science Knowledge!

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Challenge the knowledge of your young scientists with this colelction of online quizzes based on the Magic School Bus series. Covering a wide range of topics from insects to outer space, this resource is a quick and easy way to assess...
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Is Our Climate Headed for a Mathematical Tipping Point?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Raising the global temperature by two degrees may not seem like much, but the impact this would have on the planet is amazing. Follow along with this short video as it examines how even a small change to a system can turn its regular,...
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Gases Matter

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
As a demonstration or as a hands-on activity, your class watches as the combination of vinegar and baking soda produce carbon dioxide gas. The intent of the lesson is to help youngsters understand that gases occupy space. It is included...
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Dry Ice Fun for a Spooky Halloween

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Create a cauldron of bubbling fun with this Halloween-themed demonstration idea. Using dry ice, Steve Spangler creates a crystal ball. If you compare the sublimation of dry ice to the melting of water ice, it is a wonderful way to...
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Earth : Keeping Up With Carbon

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Carbon is a key element in life on Earth. Where can it be found? Hear all about carbon's whereabouts and how it is used. Climate change is brought up along with human responsibility. This clip is great for a junior high or high school...
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Major Greenhouse Gases

For Students 5th - 8th
Here is a instructional activity that outlines the main causes of the production of greehnouse gases. There are seven gases listed, and learners must research and write down the main way in which humans produce that gas. This is an...
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Greenhouse Gases

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Although the worksheet for the lab activity is not included, this is an activating activity for your class to do when learning about the greenhouse effect. They lay three thermometers underneath a lamp: one out in the open, one under a...
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Changing Planet: Ocean Acidification - the Chemistry is Less than Basic!

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A video and laboratory investigation are highlights to this lesson on acidification of ocean water due to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide. Using bromothymol blue (BTB) as an indicator, pupils analyze the amount of carbon dioxide...
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Carbon Dioxide - Sources and Sinks

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Where does all of the carbon dioxide come from that is supposedly leading to climate change? Earth science pupils test animal, plant, and fossil fuels as sources in this investigation. Using an indicator, BTB, they are able to detect the...
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The Greenhouse Effect

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Why does it get so hot inside of our cars in the summertime? The greenhouse effect! Lab groups experiment to see what happens to an ice cube enclosed in a jar and placed in sunlight as compared to an ice cube outside of the jar. They...
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Facts II: The Aspen FACE Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 10th
The Aspen FACE (free-air carbon dioxide enrichment) Experiment was set up in Wisconsin to assess the effects of increased carbon dioxide and ozone on forest ecosystems. Environmental science learners examine and graph the growth index...
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Illustrating Phase Changes

For Teachers 6th - 10th
What middle-school scientist is not interested in dry ice? This collection of slides will walk you through how to use this fascinating material to demonstrate phase changes using carbon dioxide as the example. Photos and detailed...
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Consumers Get Energy From Other Living Things

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How do plants and animals get their food? Learn about where energy comes from, how animals store energy, and aerobic respiration, in a lesson that allows scholars to diagram energy flows. 
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Carbon Cycle and Global Warming

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Carbon is all around us, as shown in this cartoon animation. The carbon cycle is portrayed simply and accurately with fun cartoon plants and animals. Use this video in an elementary or junior high class to facilitate your learners'...
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The Lungs and Pulmonary System

For Students 9th - 12th
The oxygen needed by our bodies to burn during respiration of glucose is obtained by ventilation. The anatomical structures involved in gaseous exchange are drawn and labeled. The explanations are excellent for a review, or for a student...
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Coal, Oil and Gas Hydrocarbons

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Where do the hydrocarbons we use for energy come from? Science scholars learn the origins of our fossil fuels in a short video. The animated video includes information on how fossil fuels formed, their uses, and how a number of useful...
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Hurricanes and Global Climate Change

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Don't blow past a resource on hurricanes. The lesson and activity focus on the effect that El Nino and atmospheric carbon dioxide have on hurricanes, both in terms of frequency and intensity. Scholars build on basic hurricane knowledge...
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Planetary Plants

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Since plants are the main source for all life on Earth, that would mean there would have to be plants on other planets to support life. This is the focus of a video that explores how plants could exist on planets other than Earth.
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Vegetation Transformation

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
How do plants transform the sun's light energy into chemical energy? This is the focus of a video that explains the processes of photosynthesis.
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AP: Chapter 36: Transport in Plants

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
When you need a review worksheet for your AP biologists on water and nutrient transport in plants, this one is for you! From the simple stuctures involved to the complex mechanisms that make it happen, the details of transport are...
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Circulatory and Respiratory Systems Unit - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers Explain how an increased level of activity translates to cells needing more oxygen and how the lungs supply this oxygen by entering the blood stream. They also can explain that the heart is responsible for moving both...
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Breathing Cells

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pairs work together to determine whether unknown solutions are either acids or bases by using a red cabbage indicator solution. After determining the general pH of the unknown solution, classmates blow into the same indicator after...
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The Greenhouse Effect: The Role of CO2

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Though this is meant to be second in a two-part lesson, the two are not dependent on each other. Pupils play the roles of visible light rays, light or dark surfaces, and carbon dioxide molecules. They interact and react according to...
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Dry Ice Boo Bubbles

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A rather simple, but impressive activity is displayed in this Steve Spangler Science video. Dry ice, solid carbon dioxide, is used to create gas-filled bubbles. You can perform this as a demonstration when teaching chemistry classes...
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Dry Ice Boo Bubbles

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A rather simple, but impressive activity is displayed in this Steve Spangler Science video. Dry ice, solid carbon dioxide, is used to create gas-filled bubbles. You can perform this as a demonstration when teaching chemistry classes...
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Plants in Your Gas Tank: From Photosynthesis to Ethanol

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A series of lab activities helps to fill ecology classes in on the production of biofuels. They perform chromatography and fermentation experiments, writing up their own lab reports for each activity. The lesson concludes with a...
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Ice Ages

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Interested Earth enthusiasts are introduced to ice ages. The 26,000-year cycle is charted and the eras named. Several slides are dedicated to the carbon cycle and how it contributes to the changes. The reasons for the cooling of the...
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Breathing and Holding Your Breath

For Students 8th - 12th
Five questions are presented and answered as a means of delivering information on the respiratory system. Using red and blue game chips, physiology learners model the movement of blood through the lungs. Groups of learners time how long...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The living environment, from the interior of a cell to the complex relationships among populations, are queried in this final examination. Learners look at air pollution maps, diagrams of cells, population graphs, and drawing of cells....
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2005

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 2005 version of the Regents High School Examination in the area of ecology is as comprehensive as previous years' exams. It consists of 40 multiple choice questions on everything from the structure of DNA to the interactions within...
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Regents High School Exam: Living Environment 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Tne New York Regents High School Examinations are comprehensive and include various styles of questions, includingmultiple choice and the analysis of graphs. This particular version, the 2008 Living Environment exam surveys a variety of...
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Chemical and Physical Changes

For Students 7th - 9th
Though it states that it is a worksheet, this technically is a set of directions for a series of six activities exploring physical and chemical changes. Chemistry or introductory physical science aces examine carbon dioxide production of...
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Top to Bottom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Marine science classes read about the 2005 North Atlantic Stepping Stones Expedition and review climate change. They use maps to locate the seamount chains. In collaborative groups, they research how climate change may be altering the...
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Dissolved Gases in Water

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Using different types of water, earth science explorers set out to prove the ocean's ability to absorb greenhouse gases. They shake, heat, and freeze the water samples to examine gas content. This activity is useful during a unit...
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The Effect of Carbon Dioxide on the Environment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Not for classroom viewing, this PowerPoint is a training resource for how to demonstrate the effect of carbon dioxide on our water supply. You will learn how to use dry ice to introduce carbon dioxide into water samples and then apply...
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The Greenhouse Effect

For Students 5th - 8th
Ten short-answer questions give earth science learners an opportunity to explain the greenhouse effect and possible problems caused by the increase of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. The last two questions ask students to refer to...
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Plant Growth and Carbon Dioxide

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scientists show how carbon dioxide in the air affects plant growth. This math and science lesson provides a good platform for learners to combine scientific knowledge with mathematical representation of data. A simple, yet...
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Measuring Temperature and the Production of CO2 in Yeast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use a model experiment to complete an experiment on yeast. In groups, they identify the independent and dependent variables and use the scientific method to complete the activity. They record their observations and discuss them...
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Global Warming - The Heat is On: Global Climate Change Revisited

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After listening to your lecture on climate change, young scientists access NOAA's database listing Mauna Loa's carbon dioxide data. They graph the monthly means and then compare their graphs to NOAA's. This is a concise plan that could...
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Photosynthesis Study Guide

For Teachers 11th - 12th
In this photosynthesis worksheet, students answer 18 questions in a combination of multiple choice and short answers including the completion of a table.
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Radiation and Controlling Heat Flow

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and its effect on how heat is contained is summarized here. The flow of heat is explained with details about insulation and conduction. There are diagrams of heat circulation on a global level and...
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Sunlight, Infrared, CO2, and the Ground

For Students 9th - 12th
How bright are your classes? An interactive lesson has scholars explore how light interacts with carbon dioxide in the air and the surface of the earth. They watch a temperature scale as light interacts with the environment.
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What Is The Natural Greenhouse Effect?

For Students 9th - 12th
The Greenhouse Effect is a big part of why Earth is able to sustain life. But, how much is too much? In part two of an eight-part series about the carbon cycle, environmental scholars learn how the natural Greenhouse Effect keeps us warm...
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Why Does Water Go Stale Overnight?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There are many people who simply don't like the taste of water, whether served hot, cold, or fresh ... so what about day-old water? The video explores why drinking water that sits out overnight tastes stale to some people the next...
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Ocean Acidification

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After brainstorming what they know about ocean acidification, youngsters place eggs in acid to determine the effects on calcium-containing organisms, and add carbon dioxide to solutions with sea shell material to discover the impact on pH. 
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Designing a Device Utilizing a Balloon Filled with Carbon Dioxide

For Teachers 5th Standards
Don't waste all that carbon dioxide. Scholars first produce carbon dioxide by mixing baking soda and vinegar. They measure the masses of the reactants and products to verify the law of conservation of mass. As a culminating activity,...
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Fizzy Balloons - C02 in School

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Carbon dioxide is a very important gas; it is present in the air, used in cooking, and supports plant and animal life. Scholars investigate the properties of carbon dioxide with three different activities. They experience a color change,...
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Science Puzzlers, Twisters, and Teasers: The History of Life on Earth

For Students 6th - 8th
A somewhat amusing assignment, this worksheet lists statements that an ancient organism may have made and asks learners to determine what geologic era that each may have lived in. It uses witty word puzzles and fill-in-the-blank-style...
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Carbon Dioxide

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct a series of experiments to explore carbon dioxide properties. For this chemistry lesson, students explain the production and uses of this gas. They measure its amount in soda and waste product of yeast.
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Trapping CO2

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate climate change and how the properties of carbon dioxide and methane play a part.  In this climate lesson students use a chemical reaction to trap CO2 and methane.
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Yeast and Respiration

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore oxygen properties by conducting a cell experiment in class. In this respiration lesson plan, students discuss the process of breathing and how oxygen is inhaled before carbon dioxide is exhaled. Students utilize yeast,...
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Climate Change: Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore the carbon cycle. In this carbon cycle lesson plan, students discuss the four main reservoirs where carbon is stored and then discover the process through which each reservoir absorbs and releases CO2. This lesson plan...
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Long Term Data Sets

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students graph information on carbon dioxide from the Mauna Loa Observatory. In this carbon dioxide activity students understand the value of climate change over a long period of time. Students analyze the data in the graph.
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Photosynthesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate photosynthesis in water plants. In this photosynthesis lesson plan, students use the elodea plant and observe gas bubbles released to determine the rate of photosynthesis. They vary the light intensity and the amount...
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Photosynthesis: A Controlled Experiment

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate the amount of starch in a plant under 3 different conditions. In this photosynthesis lesson plan, students compare the amount of starch in a plant with increased carbon dioxide conditions, a plant with decreased...
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Pop Rock Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this pop rock chemistry worksheet, students suck on pop rocks, they mix open pop rocks with water and they observe them on a paper towel with water. Students write down as many observations as they can and they write down as many...
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Producing and Testing for Gases

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this gases instructional activity, students conduct an experiment to produce 2 different gases and use standard tests to identify each gas. This instructional activity has 14 short answer questions.
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What Are Compounds?

For Students 4th - 8th
In this compounds worksheet, students complete a Venn diagram by comparing and contrasting the characteristics of water and carbon dioxide.
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The Carbon Cycle

For Students 5th - 12th
In this carbon cycle worksheet, students will read about the carbon cycle and study a diagram showing what creates carbon dioxide and what uses carbon dioxide. Students will then complete 4 short answer questions.
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Cell Energy - Bubbling Yeast

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify that yeast are a single celled fungi that are a great model organism for studying respiration in the classroom. They also fill the bulb of a disposable pipet (eyedropper) with yeast, then submerge the pipet in a test...
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How Much Is Too Much? How Little Is Too Little?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students perform a series of experiments which show that plants require nutrients in certain quantities. They also cooperatively read materials on the nutrient requirements of plants, fertilizers, composting, and soil management, and...
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Avoiding Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Burning Fossil Fuels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students calculate stoichiometrically the amount of carbon dioxide that would be emitted from burning a mole of varios alkanes that comprise fossile fuels. If the energy released from burning a mole of these alkanes is known, then the...
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Lab Investigation: Effects of Carbon Dioxide on Air Temperatures in Sealed Plastic Bags

For Teachers 6th - 8th
They observe and measure how carbon dioxide affects air temperature in plastic bags when exposed to a light source. They comprehend the connection between global warming and carbon dioxide emissions. Pupils comprehend how indviduals...
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Global Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are able to identify the benefits and drawbacks of different types of alternative energies. They get a brief overview of different types of alternative energies used in Wisconsin. Students watch a Video: Renewable...
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ME402: Growth of Yeast

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the growth of yeast in a sugar solution. They verify the pressure of carbon dioxide using bromothymol blue. Students are asked to describe the difference between the contents of the test tubes used and to explain...
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Leaf Stomata as Bioindicators of Environmental Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students perform an experiment to determine the stomaltal index on the upper and lower epidermis of two species of leaves. Stomatal densities change in response to changing atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide and to annual rainfall.
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Global Climate Change: The Effects of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the concepts of global warming and climate change as they relate to the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. They examine the changes in glacial ice in relation to global warming. They decide how human activities,...
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Chemistry in the Kitchen

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars, in groups, combine given materials from an everyday kitchen until a chemical reaction occurs and record the reaction time.
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People Changing the Atmosphere

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the cause and effects of global warming due to the greenhouse effect. A connection is made between their own behavior and its impact by keeping a Carbon Dioxide Journal.
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The Respiratory System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Respiratory systems are different in worms, fish, and human lungs, and each are explained by Paul Andersen with his fabulous SMART Board. How are these respiratory systems similar? Keeping breathing surfaces moist is essential in all...
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Gas Exchange During Respiration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This quick clip shows the chemical gas exchanges that occur during respiration. Despite the robotic voice, this is an accurate and quick display of part of the respiratory process.
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2009

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging ecologists need a full understanding of life, from the inner workings of a cell to the complex relationships among organisms. This examination is meant to assess high schoolers after an entire year course on the living...
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Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2007

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from...
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Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide

For Teachers 8th - 10th
A short slide show to illustrate the density of carbon dioxide and monoxide. An interesting look at the safety aspects to prevent CO poisoning, and the biological mechanisms by which it does harm. This elaborates on the exchange of blood...
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Rising CO2! What Can We Do?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewIt is colorless and scentless, but it makes a large impact on the environment. Learners explore carbon dioxide emissions and what they mean for the environment using an interactive graph. They review changes over time and how they impact...
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What Is Climate Change?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewSo many factors show that climate change has arrived. Learners read through an online resource that explains the data and the consequences of climate change. They also review strategies for slowing or even reversing the global influence.
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Testing for Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Ammonia, and Chlorine

For Students 9th - 12th
How can a chemist tell what gas a chemical reaction produced? Part two of a ten-part series prompts pupils to discover a number of simple tests that can reveal the identity of a gas. The video reinforces the concepts of solubility,...
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Collecting and Identifying Gases

For Students 9th - 12th
How do you catch something that can't be seen, has no odor, and makes no sound? Discover the common methods of gas collection in this first of a ten-part video series. Learners see how the properties of density and solubility are used to...
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Space Shuttle Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the nomenclature, operation and purpose of America's Space Transportation system. They demonstrate how water can be broken down into its component gases of hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis. They construct and use the...
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Sampling Carbon Dioxide

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students perform an experiment to determine which source of gas (their breath, exhaust from a car, or the air in the classroom) has a greater concentration of carbon dioxide. Students compare the colors of BTB solutions after...
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Global Warming: Life in a Greenhouse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine the evidence that scientists have used to support the existence of global warming and the greenhouse effect. How the concepts have been developed and evaluated form the focus of this lesson.
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Using the Very, Very Simple Climate Model in the Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the relationship between the average global temperature and carbon dioxide emissions.  In this weather lesson students develop a test scenario using a model then read and interpret graphs of data. 
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Carbon Footprint Estimator

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discover what a Carbon Footprint represents. For this sustainable lifestyle lesson, students determine their Carbon Footprint as an individual and as a class. Students use a the Internet to calculate how many earths it would...
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Chemistry of Burning

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students look into the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In this chemistry lesson, students look at the hydrocarbon molecule through a model and see what happens when energy is released. They watch as the water vapor leaves...
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Create Carbon Dioxide and Put Out A Flame

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create carbon dioxide and use it to put out a flame. In this carbon dioxide lesson plan, students complete an experiment led by their teacher where they create carbon dioxide and see how it reacts to fire. Then they record their...
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Plugged in to CO2

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students use a meter to measure the energy used and carbon produced by electronics and appliances. In this environmental science and technology lesson, students use a Kill-A-Watt meter to determine the electricity used by everyday...
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The Origins and Maintenance of Earth's Atmosphere

For Students 7th - 12th
For this atmosphere worksheet, students read over a data table showing the percentage of carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen in the atmosphere over the last 4500 million years. Kids create a graph comparing these gases over time and...
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Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

For Students 9th - 11th
For this cellular respiration and photosynthesis worksheet, students read through the presented material and draw an illustration of the production of ATP. Students answer several short answer questions about the production of ATP,...
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Respiratory System: Breathing

For Students 7th - 9th
In this respiratory system: breathing worksheet, students read through the given notes. Students then compare the different respiratory systems with that of an earthworm, fish, insect, and frog.
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Gases Around Us

For Students 5th - 6th
In this gases worksheet, students look at 6 pictures, put a rings around the gases in each picture and then name each gas or gases on the lines provided.
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Earth's Atmosphere

For Students 7th - 9th
For this Earth's atmosphere worksheet, students observe the effects of air pressure using an egg. They describe what happens to the egg and what makes it do what it does. Then they determine how to get the egg out of the bottle opening...
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Energy Resources

For Students 7th - 9th
In this energy resources activity, learners read about the greenhouse effect and global warming. Then they explain why scientists are so concerned with greenhouse gases. Students also describe how global warming affects people worldwide.