Lab 8: Finding Solutions with Technology
The lab activity described here was developed by Candace Dunlap of TERC for the EarthLabs project.
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Investigation Summary and Learning Objectives
BRIEF SUMMARY HERE
After completing this investigation, students will be able to:
- Evaluate the pros and cons technologies designed to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
For more information about the TOPIC, read the section titled Background Information under Additional Resources below
In Part A:. Students explore different types of technology that purport to reduce the amount of CO2in the atmosphere. They begin by watching a video about a young middle school age student who develops a way to take CO2out of the air for a science experiment. Next, using an interactive developed for a NOVAScienceNow program, they investigate some pros and cons of carbon sequestration technology.
In Part B: Students take on the role of a science technology blogger who, as part of an interview for a position with Wired magazine, is requested to identify and evaluate the pros and cons of a new and emerging CO2 reduction technology.
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- Doc _______
- Stop and Think Questions [File 38724 'Lab 8 Part A and B' new]
- [file _____ 'Suggested Answers'] to Stop and Think Questions
Teaching Notes and Tips
In Part A:
In Part B:
You can assess student understanding of topics addressed in this Investigation by grading their responses to the Stop and Think questions.
ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENTS TO BE DEVELOPED FOR THE PILOT VERSION
State and National Science Teaching Standards
TO BE PROVIDED LATER
Developer will correlate activity to standards listed at this site:National Science Education Standards (SRI)