How Do Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Cycle?
In this oxygen and carbon dioxide cycle learning exercise, students will compare and contrast how oxygen and carbon dioxide are used and created by photosynthesis and respiration. This learning exercise is a graphic organizer.
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Can Carbon Dioxide Act Like a Greenhouse Gas?
Ninety-seven percent of scientists who study climate agree that human activity is warming the planet. Learners explore carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas, a gas causing this warming, through a hands-on experiment. Once complete, they...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Carbon Dioxide Can Make a Solution Acidic
Can your breath change the acidity in a liquid? A lesson plan begins with a demonstration that proves it can. Then scholars perform an experiment to determine if other gases can change the pH of liquids. Finally, they research how this...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Fossil Fuel Use and Carbon Dioxide Emissions
The Kyoto Protocol—meant to reduce emissions—was first introduced in 1997 and now involves 192 nations, but the United States is not one of them. Through an analysis of energy use by sectors, groups discuss where and who is emitting the...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Do the Lungs Work?
With the thousands of tasks our brain consciously performs on a daily basis, it's amazing that breathing isn't one of them. Learn how human bodies are able to automatically control the exchange of gas that keeps us alive with this short...
3 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable