Climate Literacy Principle-6

Title: Carbon Cycle in a Field Setting
Description: This exercise allows students to understand the pathway of carbon from the atmosphere to plants to the roots to the soil and back to the atmosphere. This is a set of activities which will help students model the components of the carbon cycle and measure carbon as it moves through different parts this system. The activities are broken down into two main categories: atmosphere to plant–with a focus on photosynthesis and carbon sequestration in roots; and soil to atmosphere–with a focus on soil microbial activity that decomposes plant material and returns carbon to the atmosphere.
Location: http://www.glbrc.org/education/educationalmaterials#carboncycle
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Title: Global System Change- Energy Use
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Title: Global System Change-Population Growth
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Title: Keeling Curve DQC
Description: Dave Keeling published in his 1960 Tellus Article, “The concentration and isotopic abundances of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere” which talked about two dramatic discoveries: firstly, of the natural seasonal “breathing” of the planet and secondly, of the rise in atmospheric CO2 due to the combustion of fossil fuels by industry and to land use changes. These significant findings marked the beginning of the now world famous “Keeling Curve” which extends for almost 5 decades and represents one of the most important geophysical records ever made.
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Title: Flux for Teachers
Source: Science Museum Of Minnesota (http://www.sciencebuzz.org/flux)
Description: Teachers can use this in classrooms for comparing household flux with in the student population or comparing between different schools. The TCHEP project attempts to quantify cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus through households to analyze how biophysical combined with socio-demographic and psychological factors influence household decisions about activities like transportation, diet, home energy use, and landscape management. Science Museum of Minnesota and TCHEP have developed an online nutrient calculator that can be used in the classrooms for comparing data that students collect from their households.
Note: These are the comparative results of the teachers own nutrient flux caluclations with the household flux usage in the Twin Cities Household Ecosystem Project (TCHEP).
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Title: Nutrient Cycle
Description: This is an activity developed by the Harvard University. In their progam,  the researchers are dedicated for creating teacher resources based on a “Understanding of consequences”. They have four curriculum modules. Density, Pressure, Simple circuits and Ecosystems.
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