GLOBE Carbon Cycle

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
Summary:GLOBE Carbon Cycle is focused on bringing the most cutting edge research and research techniques in the field of terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycling into the classroom. Students can collect data about their school field site through existing GLOBE protocols of phenology, land cover and soils as well as through new protocols focused on biomass and carbon stocks in vegetation. Students also participate in classroom activities to understand carbon cycling at local and global scales. These might include plant-a-plant classroom experiments, hands-on learning activities of various concepts, and analysis of collected data. In addition, students have the opportunity to expand their scientific thinking through the use of systems models. This program design allows students to explore research questions from local to global scales with both present and future environmental conditions.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; carbon; ecosystem; elementary school; environment; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school
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