Carbon Sequestration NGSS
Jun 29 2015
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Summary Information


Carbon dioxide, greenhouse gas, carbon cycle, tree, sequestration, carbon sink

Performance Expectation:

PE-MS-ESS3-5: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

Estimated Time Required:

5-8 hours

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Lesson Overview:

In this lesson, students will explore the connection between reforestation and deforestation and greenhouse gases. They’ll do this by collecting data about local trees and analyzing and interpreting data about deforestation and reforestation, which will serve as the example in this lesson of one set of activities that can affect levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Students will apply these ideas to the construction of a written argument that helps answer the driving question: What happens to carbon dioxide levels in our local community when trees are removed or added?

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