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Climate and CO2: Analyzing Their Relationship

Lesson Description:
Students will ... 
  • Be familiar with carbon dioxide (CO2) and theories about its role in the greenhouse effect.
  • Read about the global conference that was held in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997 to set international limits on CO2 emissions.
  • Know the leading producers of CO2emissions.
  • Understand the reasons for patterns of co2 production.
  • Understand the implications of the greenhouse effect.
  • Understand the processes of possible change in world climates.

Lesson Type:
  • Project
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy
  • Waste Reduction
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge

Standards Addressed:
Connections to the Curriculum:
  • Geography
  • Environmental Studies
  • Science

Connections to the National Geography Standards:
  • Standard 7: "The Physical Processes that Shape the Patters of Earth's Sufrface" 

Geographic Skills:
  • Acquiring geographic information
  • Organizing geographic information
  • Analyzing geographic information

Materials Needed:
  • Computer with internet access
  • Wall map of the world
  • Pencils, pens, or markers
  • Climate map of the united states
  • Graph paper

School or Group:
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