Initial Publication Date: December 12, 2005

Name of Resource: Where In the World Is Carbon Dioxide?
Climate Change Theme: Carbon
Sponsoring Organization: UCAR- LEARN
Intended use: Background Material, Learning Activity
Intended audience: Educators and Learners
Average Review Ratings (Poor to Excellent, 1-5 scale): 4.5 stars

Description: This site provides good background about carbon dioxide as well as its sources and sinks. Three laboratory investigations are included: Detecting Carbon Dioxide Gas, Collecting Samples of Carbon Dioxide Gas from Various Sources, and Quantifying Carbon Dioxide. There are both teacher and student guides complete with instructions and useful diagrams. Warning: Teacher preparation is extensive! (JG)

Summary of Reviews

Reviewer: Carrie Morrill 5 stars
Comments: Activity in which students use bromothymol blue solution to measure the carbon dioxide concentration of car exhaust, their breath, and outside air. Also provides valuable background information about the carbon cycle.
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Reviewer: Jack Ganse 4 stars
Comments: The laboratory activities are hands-on, inquiry investigations with step-by-step instructions. The labs are challenging and require students to use careful measurements and laboratory techniques. I know my students would be engaged in these activities.
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