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Title: Biogeochemical Cycles Capstone PDF
Alternate Title: Carbon Cycle Capstone
Url: http://esa21.kennesaw.edu/activities/carboncapstone/carboncapstone.pdf
Creator: Pratte, John
Publisher: Kennesaw State University
Description: There are two ways to reduce net emissions of carbon dioxide: limit how much carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere as we burn fossil fuels, or increase the rate at which it is absorbed. In this lesson, discussion topics include the Kyoto Protocol and the use of carbon credits to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Students can listen to a National Public Radio show that reports on new research that both illuminates and further complicates the picture of how the Earth is warming. The lesson includes an activity in which students examine their personal annual carbon emissions (calculated in the previous exercise) and determine how many trees it would take to sequester these emissions. They will then extrapolate this number to the populations of their school campus and their county.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Agriculture (General) -- Agricultural meteorology. Crops and climate -- Special topics, A-Z -- Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
Law -- South Asia. Southeast Asia. East Asia -- Cities, etc. (Japan) -- Asia (South Asia. Southeast Asia. East Asia): Japan: Cities, communities, etc. -- Kyoto
Science -- Microbiology -- Bacteria -- Physiology -- Environmental factors -- By factor, A-Z -- Carbon dioxide
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Atmospheric pollutants
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Climatology and weather -- Special topics, A-Z -- Global warming
GEM Subject: Science
Health
Science -- Technology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Botany
Health -- Environmental health
Key Concept: Ecology
Ecology -- Climate
Ecology -- Conservation
Ecology -- Pollution
Ecology -- Sustainability
Ecology -- Biogeochemical cycle
Ecology -- Climate change
Ecology -- Greenhouse effect
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2000-09-17
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Environmental Science Activity
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-12-15 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2008-12-10 13:02:56 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Environmental Science Activities for the 21st Century
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Resource URL Clicks: 11
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