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ERIC Number: EJ912503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
How Much Carbon Is in the Forest? A Project-Based Science Investigation of Trees' Role in Offsetting Global Warming
Penniman, Leah
Science Teacher, v78 n1 p56-60 Jan 2011
At the start of an integrated Algebra I and Environmental Science class, students were presented with the following challenge: "How much carbon is stored in the Normanskill Preserve?" They were told they had one month to investigate and present their results, and asked, "What do you need to begin?" This hook served to introduce the next project in the author's 100% project-based curriculum. It addresses both the New York State Learning Standards and the National Science Education Standards. This article describes the project in more detail and what students learned along the way. (Contains 1 figure and 7 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York