Lesson A6 - Learning more about carbon cycle transitions - combustion and energy - human activities
Natural sciences / Physics / Chemistry
After previously introducing the carbon cycle, this lesson illustrates by experiential learning, how carbon moves from one reservoir (fossil fuels and land animals) to another (atmosphere).
During this lesson, students will learn that:
Sources of energy can be classified as renewable and non-renewable.
Combustion of fossil fuels or wood produces energy and releases CO2 into the atmosphere.
Fermentation occurring in the stomach of cattle produces methane, which gets released into the atmosphere.
This methane can be used instead of fossil fuel as a cheap source of energy.
Gases released into the atmosphere through combustion and fermentation contribute to the greenhouse effect and therefore to global warming.
Experimentation, documentary analysis
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