Ocean Acidification

As a result of increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a great deal of it is being absorbed by the world’s oceans. The world’s oceans absorb a lot of the CO2 emissions produced and creates carbonic acid. This leads to the acidification of ocean waters that has a negative impact on marine ecosystems. Guide your students through this […]

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Greenhouse Effect Models

Models can be an effective way of teaching climate change in an age when its very existence is in denial. Guide your students through the creation of a model that will demonstrate the effect of increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This activity from Teach Engineering involves five major student-led investigations and two teacher demonstrations. These activities are all hands-on […]

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Graphing Global Temperatures

Mathematical computational thinking is an essential part of science education that is often ignored. In this activity, students will use graphs to make inferences about changing global temperatures over the last 150 years. This activity comes from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and they made a great guide you can check out. Grade(s): 5-7, 8-12

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Greenhouse Gas Simulation

The impact that greenhouse gases have on the earth cannot be understated. Giving your students a hands-on experiment can be a great way to help them understand the impact that pollution has on global temperatures. Share a fun and engaging experiment that will demonstrate the concept of greenhouse gases and the effect they have on earth’s temperatures. This activity comes […]

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Air Quality Index

Pollution is becoming more and more of a problem for people all around the world, and understanding the ways that scientists study pollution is more important than ever. This activity will teach students how scientists measure and assess the quality of air in a city and share that information with the general public. This activity is based on a great […]

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Cookie Mining

Demonstrate the process of mining coal with this fun and edible game for your students!  This fun activity can connect concepts of natural resource management, earth sciences, and environmental science and explore the ways that humans extract natural resources. In this activity, students will use different brands of cookies to simulate the processes of managing natural resources and “extract” chocolate […]

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