Students will be introduced to climate change caused by greenhouse gases and participate in a simulation of the carbon cycle. Students will develop an understanding of how the movement of carbon atoms can contribute to climate change. Students will model the carbon cycle.
Individually or in pairs
1.3, 3.1, 4.2, 4.4, 5.8, 7.3
|Lesson Components||Time||Inquiry Skills||Tech. Used||Engage Level||Brief Description|
|Engage||10 min||1.3||Computer, Projector, EdPuzzle||2||Fossil Fuels and Climate Change EdPuzzle|
|Explore||20 min||3.1||none||3||Two rounds of the carbon cycle game: typical cycle & rapid release of carbon from fossils|
|Explain||20 min||4.2, 4.4, 5.8, 7.3||none||2||Use worksheet to explain the differences between the two rounds of data collection|
|Expand||10 min||5.8, 7.3||none||3||Explain the impact of fossil fuel use on agriculture, natural systems|
|Evaluate||5 min||5.8, 7.3||none||2||Multiple choice & Short answer questions|
|1||Low||Listen to lecture, observe the teacher, individual reading, teacher demonstration, teacher-centered instruction|
|2||Medium||Raise questions, lecture with discussion, record data, make predictions, technology interaction with assistance|
|3||High||Hands-on activity or inquiry; critique others, draw conclusions, make connections, problem-solve, student-centered|
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