Photosynthesis, Trees, and the Greenhouse Effect
Learners study photosynthesis and then transfer their understanding of this topic to a consideration of how trees can help reduce the negative impacts of the greenhouse effect. They explain the role of humans in increasing the greenhouse effect.
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Photosynthesis, Respiration, and the Carbon Cycle
Provide your class with the opportunity to view our carbon cycle close up. Young scientists research the cycle of oxygen as it completes the tasks of photosynthesis and respiration. They explore the importance of carbon in an ecosystem...
7th - 12th Science
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
Biosphere—Building a Balanced World
There is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today than at any point in the last 800,000 years. In a biodiversity activity, scholars explore the gases that make up the atmosphere. Through an experiment, participants see how plants...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Hidden Perils of Permafrost
Hidden bacteria have been trapped in the permafrost of our northernmost climates. An intriguing video explores climate change and its effects on the melting permafrost. Learners discover possible impacts these bacteria can have on the...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Study Jams! The Carbon Cycle
Take a ride on the carbon cycle by watching this animated featurette. Those who do will learn about the element carbon, how it cycles through the atmosphere and biosphere, and how it contributes to Earth's temperature. This video comes...
5th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Effects of Photosynthesis on Plant Growth
Learners examine the process of photosynthesis; its products and reactants, and the sequence of the process. They diagram the light reactions, record observations of plants, and discuss how difficult it is to measure plant growth as it...
4th - 6th Science