Carbon Dioxide Removal

In this experiment, students observe a natural process that removes carbon dioxide (CO2) from Earth's atmosphere. This process is a part of the carbon cycle and results in temperature suitable for life. Students learn that the carbon cycle is a fundamental Earth process. Throughout Earth's history, the balance of carbon has kept the atmosphere's carbon dioxide (CO2) and Earth's temperature within relatively narrow ranges.

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American Museum of Natural History

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

The educator should incorporate articles that explain the carbon cycle and chemical equations, and possibly more information to provide more evidence for global warming and the connection between CO2 in the atmosphere and global warming.

It is a good idea to have a larger sized diagram of the carbon cycle (that is legible) available for student use.