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EDUCATION: THE CARBON QUESTION

Topic 1: Ecosystem

The activities for this module are listed below under "Topic 1 Activities". In the next two columns are PDF documents; the first, labeled "Teacher Notes", provides background and instructional guidelines, and the second includes class hand-outs for the "Student Guide". Resources found in "Data and Tools" are used by students to conduct the analysis called for in the module investigations.

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Topic 1 Activities Teacher Notes Student Guide Data and Tools
Real World Problem (PDF 186 kB)
A: Searching for Clues in Pictures PDF (187 kB) PDF (281 kB) 1. Central Park Map (PDF 108 kB)
2. Central Park Site Pictures: (PDFs)
Beach (1.07 MB),
Harlem Meer (1.03 MB),
Harlem Meer Upland (1.18 MB),
Lawn (875 kB),
Rock Area (1.07 MB),
Water Fall (830 kB).
B: A Field Study Around Your School PDF (211 kB) PDF (216 kB)  
C: A Field Study in a Local Park PDF (211 kB) PDF (328 kB)  
D: Speaking a Common Language. PDF (200 kB) PDF (344 kB)  
E: A Walk Through the Forest PDF (184 kB) PDF (304 kB) 1. Virtual Hike in New York's Black Rock Forest
2. Hike Information Packets
F: The World's Biomes PDF PDF  
G: Biome Web Quest   PDF  

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