No science class can prepare your for all of the science-related problems you will encounter in the future. You will need to track down information, do investigations, and synthesize ideas on your own. In this activity, we will practice that kind of learning. You will be determining the carbon dioxide emissions from your school’s bus fleet and will calculate how many trees it would take to completely offset these emissions.
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Carbon Cycle & Climate Change
Plants & Photosynthesis
Carbon cycle, photosynthesis, carbon sequestration, data analysis, scientific argumentation
Basic knowledge of greenhouse effect, carbon cycle, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration
Four 50-minute classroom periods
Computers with Internet access