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EDUCATION: THE CARBON QUESTION

Topic 2: Biogeochemical Cycles and Carbon

The activities for this module are listed below under "Topic 2 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 2 Activities Teacher Notes Student Guide Data and Tools
Real World Problem (PDF 156 kB)
A: Building a Simple Physical Model PDF (244 kB) PDF (401 kB) Global Vegetation Map
B: A Mathematical Comparison: Testing Earthly Hypotheses Using Computer Models   PDF (296 kB) Climate Model GEEBITT
C: Why is Carbon an Important Element? PDF (170 kB) PDF (198 kB) 1. Data file: Average Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations at Mauna Loa
2. Atmospheric Wind Circulation diagram

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