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CO2 - Too much of a good thing?Carbon is an essential building block of life. Carbon-based fuels are valuable sources of deportable, storable energy. Can we use too much carbon based fuel? Why it matters to the atmosphere, and what you can do about it.

Interesting and engaging physical models (without PowerPoint, posters, or...



Students completing co2 storage activityThis activity allows students to examine the CO2 emissions from three fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) from several countries. Students learn to calculate CO2 emissions of various fossil fuels, look at the emissions per capita and per GDP, and discuss the impact on carbon emissions reduction for various scenarios.
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Energy Sources and Energy Challenges presentationThis activity includes lecture slides, hands-on activities and a problem worksheet to look at how much energy we use for simple daily activities, such as taking a hot shower. What do potatoes and power plants have in common? How many times do you need to lift sacks of...

 

Girls Presenting at GirlTalkStudents review a variety of images of the whole Earth in order to identify the major components of the Earth system at the global scale. The maps show solar energy, average temperature, cloud cover, precipitation, soil moisture, and vegetation, and the images are of the Earth from space. As a class, they...



GirlTalk at Ursuline AcademyWe have used the Stabilization Wedge Game (developed by the Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton University) and adapted it for numerous groups. The world's carbon emissions keep increasing. This game takes the projected increase for the next...