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  • Science
  • MS, HS
This activity helps students visualize and model a commonly published diagram of global carbon pools and fluxes. Students create a scaled 3-D visual...
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
Burning gasoline, a fossil fuel, in cars produces the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide contributes to global climate change. We have...
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
When selecting alternative fuels, it is important to consider the relative advantages and disadvantages of each. This activity asks students to begin...
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This set of lessons addresses the socio-scientific issue of sustainable fuels. Like most socio-scientific issues, there is no simple answer and even...
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
Students investigate locations they believe harbor cellulose-digesting microbes, collect samples, isolate them on selective media, and screen them...
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
What effect does growing millions of acres of corn have on the plants and insects living in agricultural landscapes? Can we balance biomass...
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
This activity examines how soil microbes, such as bacteria and fungi, are involved in carbon cycling. Students design experiments to explore the...
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  • Science
  • Middle School
NGSS
This is a rigorous and engaging engineering performance task for a unit on photosynthesis . The storyline for the unit: You are a group of soil...
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  • Science
  • Middle School
The Engineeing Design Challenge The students will work collaboratively to design and build a roller coaster prototype. The students will create a...
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NGSS
As human populations and per-capita consumption of natural resources increase, so do the negative impacts on Earth unless the activities and...