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Carbon Dioxide: The Heat is On
In this activity, students will observe the effect of the gases resulting from a burned fossil fuel on the heat absorption of air and determine the ability of phytoplankton to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. This activity is part of a set of three activities exploring the effects of phytoplankton on water and air.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
PDF version requires Adobe Acrobat reader.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-939
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Besse Dawson
Pearland High School

Publisher: The Armada Project