Module 3 introduces how carbon cycles on Earth, what happens when too much carbon is released into the atmosphere, and the effects of human's choices that result in increased carbon release. Students explore alternative choices and develop a public service announcement (PSA) to communicate what they've learned to others.

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Lesson 1: Is the Earth's Climate Changing?

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Earth Energy System

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Greenhouse Effect

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Lesson Plan - M3_1

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Reading - Climate Change

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Student Pages - Answer Key - M3_1

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Student Pages - M3_1

Lesson 2: The Greenhouse Effect

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Lesson Plan - M3_2

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PowerPoint - Greenhouse Effect

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Student Pages - M3_2

Lesson 3: Why Should We Care About Climate Change?

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Lesson Plan - M3_3

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PowerPoint - Global Warming

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PowerPoint - Increasing Temperature

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Student Pages - M3_3

Lesson 4: Where is the Carbon?

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Game Board - M3_4

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Lesson Plan - M3_4

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PowerPoint - The Carbon Cycle

Lesson 5: How Do Humans Impact the Production of Greenhouse Gases?

Carbon Calculator

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Lesson Plan - M3_5

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Student Pages - Answer Key - M3_5

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Student Pages - M3_5

Lesson 6: Food Choices and Climate Change

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Lesson Plan - M3_6

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PowerPoint - Food Choices and Energy

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Student Pages - Google Earth - Answer Key

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Student Pages - Google Earth - M3_6

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Student Pages - Maps - Answer Key

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Student Pages - Maps - M3_6

Lesson 7: Powering Our City: Exploring Renewable Energy Sources

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Lesson Plan - M3_7

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PowerPoint - Impact of Trees

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Reading - Renewable Energy

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Student Pages - M3_7

Lesson 8: Climate Change and the Ecosystem Services Model

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Host Q&A

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Lesson Plan - M3_8

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Reading - Carbon Sequestration

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Student Pages - M3_8

Lesson 9: Performing Personal Energy Audits and Creating a School Wide Action Plan

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Lesson Plan - M3_9

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Rubric - M3_9

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Student Pages - M3_9