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63 resources with the concept carbon emissions

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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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Carbon Footprints

For Students 9th - 12th
Can one person really make a difference in the battle to reduce global warming? Absolutely! Viewers explore ideas for making less of an impact on our planet in the sixth installment of an eight-video series. Topics range from modes of...
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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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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 instructional activity four in the series of five, learners calculate their and their families' carbon...
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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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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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Understanding Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The young scientists in your class will appreciate a resource about different elements of climate change. The packet includes factual materials, informational text, and clear visuals, perfect for sharing with your environmental science...
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Citizen Climate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many of the leading scientists in the world are studying climate change, and your learners can join in the discussion with a unit from the Will Steger Foundation. High schoolers work on eight lessons that focus on different aspect of...
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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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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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Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty with this elementary and middle school compost lesson plan. All you need is a large plastic container, a couple old newspapers, some organic waste, and a few hundred worms and you're ready...
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What Can We Do?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Motivate young conservationists to stand up and make a change. After learning about the efforts in Cascade Nation Park to reduce carbon emissions in order to preserve the wilderness, students work in groups creating action plans for...
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Greenhouse Gas Guzzlers

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Teams of six to eight players imagine that they are driving in a vehicle and collect balls that represent carbon dioxide emissions based on their different activities. "Greenhouse Gas Guzzler" cards tell teams how many balls to collect...
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Greenhouse Gas Game

For Teachers 7th - 12th
You will need to gather a number of tokens, bags, and other various game components in order to incorporate this activity into your curriculum. Different tokens represent carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Printable 8.5"x11"...
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The Right Balance: Mixing Energy Resources

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A class discussion of the various combinations of energy resources used in our country opens this lesson. In cooperative groups, learners analyze data on conversion efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions for different combinations....
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Mapping Greenhouse Gas Emissions Where You Live

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
After investigating the US Environmental Protection Agency's climate change website, your environmental studies students discuss greenhouse gas emissions. They use an online interactive tool to look at data from power production...
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What is My Carbon Footprint?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a lesson that walks youth through an online carbon footprint calculator produced by the University of California, Berkeley. Once learners finish inputting information, they compete a worksheet with the results. This is simple,...
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A Matter of Accountability

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils conduct a mock trial focusing on environmental accountability of industrialized nations. As an example, they evaluate evidence provided on carbon dioxide emissions. They participate in a mock trial of industrialized nations by the...
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Global Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine an environmental issue. In this global studies lesson plan, students read an article entitled, "Global Climate Change," and respond to the discussion questions that accompany it.
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Planet Carbon

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Carbon is essential to life; yet, too much carbon will stifle life here on Earth. Our planet hangs in a delicate balance and the increased greenhouse gases threaten to harm the environment. Now that we have recognized human contribution,...
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Calculating Your Foodometer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore environmental issues by completing a food production class activity. In this carbon footprint lesson plan, students discuss the types of foods they eat, where they come from and what types of methods are used to...
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Carbon Footprint

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students calculate their own carbon footprint. In this environmental science lesson, students explain the consequences of global warming. They research ways to mitigate climate change by reducing carbon footprints.
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Are You an Energy Efficient Consumer?

For Students 7th - 10th
In this energy consumption worksheet, learners use on line resources to explore the energy use by different countries around the world. Students compare the amount of light emitted by different countries and their carbon dioxide...