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Capturing Carbon: Where do We Put it and Why? part of CLEAN Collection

This as a 2-part activity in which students study the properties of CO2 in a lab and then use Web resources to research different types of carbon capture. A video lecture accompanies the activity.

Melting Sea Ice part of CLEAN Collection

This activity uses a mix of multimedia resources and hands-on activities to support a storyline of investigation into melting sea ice. The lesson begins with a group viewing of a video designed to ...

Are You An Energy Efficient Consumer? part of CLEAN Collection

This activity engages students in learning about ways to become energy efficient consumers. Students examine how different countries and regions around the world use energy over time, as reflected in ...

Car of the Future part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, student teams research and develop a proposal to decrease the carbon footprint of their city

The Big Energy Gamble part of CLEAN Collection

Students conduct an energy audit to determine how much carbon dioxide their family is releasing into the atmosphere and then make recommendations for minimizing their family

Carbon Calculator Activity part of CLEAN Collection

In this learning activity, students use a web-based carbon calculator to determine their carbon footprint on the basis of their personal and household habits and choices. Students identify which ...
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Stabilization Wedges Game part of CLEAN Collection

This is a team-based activity that teaches students about the scale of the greenhouse gas problem and the technologies that already exist which can dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Students ...
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Bering Sea Expedition part of CLEAN Collection

In this investigation learners research the effects of melting sea ice in the Bering Sea Ecosystem. They create research proposals to earn a place on the scientific research vessel Healy and present ...

The Energy Game: Finding Energy Resources part of CLEAN Collection

This energy game activity engages students in learning about energy sources. This game demonstrates that energy, the environment, and economics are closely tied together. During the course of the ...

Energy Walkabout part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity learners work in pairs or small groups to apply knowledge of energy-wise habits to evaluate energy use in their school and make recommendations for improved efficiency. Students ...
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Creating Biofuel and Mitigating Waste part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity students make biodiesel from waste vegetable oil and develop a presentation based on their lab experience. Parts of the activity include creation of bio-diesel from clean vegetable ...

Going For A Spin - Making a Model Steam Turbine part of CLEAN Collection

Students explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate and then generate electricity with a magnet.

Automotive Emissions and the Greenhouse Effect part of CLEAN Collection

This is a laboratory activity in which students will compare the amount of carbon dioxide in four different sources of gas and determine the carbon dioxide contribution from automobiles. They test ...
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Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems part of CLEAN Collection

This activity introduces students to the process of converting sunlight into electricity through the use of photovoltaics (solar cells). Students complete a reading passage with questions and an ...

Climate and Civilization: The Maya Example part of CLEAN Collection

This activity uses geophysical and geochemical data to determine climate in Central America during the recent past and to explore the link between climate (wet periods and drought) and population ...
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Global Climate Change: The Effects of Global Warming part of CLEAN Collection

The activity follows a progression that examines the CO2 content of various gases, explores the changes in the atmospheric levels of CO2 from 1958 to 2000 from the Mauna Loa Keeling curve, and the ...

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs - Cost-Benefit Analysis part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students collect data and analyze the cost of using energy in their homes and investigate one method (switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs) of reducing energy use. This ...
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Ecological Footprint part of CLEAN Collection

Students explore their own Ecological Footprint in the context of how many Earths it would take if everyone used the same amount of resources they did. They compare this to the Ecological Footprint ...
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Exploring Green Jobs part of CLEAN Collection

In this lesson, students complete a Myers-Briggs Type Inventory of their personality type as an introductory step to understanding what green jobs might suit their personal styles. From the ...
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Power Metering Project part of CLEAN Collection

This activity focuses on applying analytic tools such as pie charts and bar graphs to gain a better understanding of practical energy use issues. Also provides experience with how different types of ...