Capturing Carbon Dioxide

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Why don't we just capture carbon dioxide in the air and store it somewhere else? A hands-on lesson plan allows scholars to explore a complex concept. First, they will create a carbonated beverage, and then they will determine if liquid carbonation is an effective method of carbon sequestration.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson by testing what drinks can become carbonated
  • Encourages learners to research carbon sequestration projects
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource Sublime Sublimation makes an excellent introduction for this lesson
  • Background knowledge of carbon dioxide would be helpful

  • Discussion topics and extended activities are included
  • Hands-on and highly engaging materials

  • None
Common Core