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Global Climate Change Activities

Grade
Level

Time

14.

What Do Concentrations Mean? Comparing Concentrations of Gases in Our Atmosphere

Student Guide

6 to 10

  • Introduction: 10 minutes
  • Student activity: 25 minutes
  • Discussion: 15 minutes

15.

What is the Carbon Cycle?

6 to 9

  • Introduction: 20 minutes
  • Student brainstorming: 20 minutes
  • Student preliminary carbon cycle: 15 minutes
  • Student research time: 45 to 60 minutes
  • Discussion: 30 minutes

16.

Dinosaur Breath

6 to 9

  • Demonstration: 10 minutes
  • Discussion and student questions: 30 minutes

17.

Where in the World is Carbon Dioxide?

Student Guide

6 to 10

  • Materials prep.: 20 minutes
  • Introduction: 20 minutes
  • Part 1 activity: 25 minutes
  • Part 2 activity: 30 minutes
  • Part 3 activity: 20 minutes
  • Discussion & review: 30 minutes

18.

Transpiration: How Much Water Does a Tree Transpire in One Day?

Student Guide

6 to 9

  • Teacher introduction: 20 minutes
  • Activity set-up: 15 minutes
  • Student observation: 30 minutes
  • Discussion/assessment: 15 minutes

19.

Wind Dynamics and Forests

6 to 9

  • Introduction: 20 minutes
  • Set-up: 15 minutes
  • Student activity and discussion: 30 minutes

20.

Human Activity and Climate Change

6 to 9

  • Teacher introduction to human activities and GHG: 20 minutes
  • Student activity: 40 minutes
  • Student discussion: 15 minutes