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.
|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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