Unit Plan

My Carbon Footprint: High School Curriculum

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The earth has a love-hate relationship with carbon. Learners complete a series of nine lessons that begin with an examination of the role of carbon in Earth's systems. They then relate changes in climate and weather to changes in the balance of the carbon cycle.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Incorporate during a unit on the carbon cycle
  • Have pupils work through the modules in independent groups, facilitating as necessary
Classroom Considerations
  • Each lesson requires a specific set of materials, from Jenga blocks to beakers, and time for set up
  • Provides detailed instructions for each activity
  • Uses questioning strategies for reflection following the activities
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