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Educational Resources

 

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K–12 Educational Materials

The following are educational materials suitable for K–12 teachers to explore carbon capture and storage (CCS) through the scientific principles of climate change, greenhouse gases, energy production, and carbon cycles, and requires only a few low-cost, readily-available materials.

Teachers and students enjoy hands-on activities during Earth Science Week Career Day

 

Teachers and students enjoy hands-on activities during Earth Science Week Career Day

 

Teachers and students enjoy hands-on activities at Earth Science Week Career Day

 

CO2 — Too Much of a Good Thing?
PDF instructional manual for concept demonstrations

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Download a more detailed plan, including an energy glossary and primer

This module uses Styrofoam balls, charcoal briquettes, pipe cleaners and mesh, balloons, jars, marbles, and liquids to help teachers demonstrate the following concepts:

  1. How CO2 forms during the combustion of hydrocarbon
  2. How much CO2 we produce during everyday activities
  3. How CO2 traps heat in the atmosphere
  4. How CO2 affects health and safety
  5. How geologic capture and storage of CO2 reduces emissions

 

Teachers can download and play the following demonstration videos during Demo 4 that includes lighting candles and acquiring dry ice:

Floating bubbles and dry ice

Dry ice and extinguishing candles

 

 

Supplemental material

Available at the following expert-approved sites:

www.storeco2now.com

www.co2facts.org

 

 

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