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Creating a CO2 “Monster” (Part Two)

Lesson Description:

In this lesson, students learn about the positive steps they can take to reduce their CO2 emissions. They will use an emissions calculator to quantify the impact of their personal transportation choices and write a poem or rap song about the solutions available to them.

  • Students will identify transportation-related choices that minimize or eliminate CO2 emissions. 
  • Students will make personal commitments to reduce their CO2 emissions. 
  • Students will calculate a class total of the pounds of CO2 emissions avoided by certain individual transportation choices. 
  • Students will compose a poem or rap about the positive steps individuals can take to reduce their CO2 emissions.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

GEF Program Category:
  • Green Energy Challenge
  • I Ride Green

Time Needed:
60-90 minutes
Materials Needed:
Internet Access
School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF) on behalf of Amtrak
Contact Email:
Tags for searching:
Amtrak , transportation
Located in: Math | Creativity | Science

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