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Seeking Out the Carbon Creep

135 minutes
Three 45-minute class periods
Primary subjects: 
Science
Grade: 
3, 4, 5
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Superheroes TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers are on a mission to teach students and their teachers and families backyard science including how to take better care of the green spaces around them and the importance of living landscapes. With the activities in this new hands-on science program, you can help them save the planet one yard at a time.

Understanding how plants absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and help slow global warming

Key objectives for students
Identify how plants help fight global warming
List greenhouse gases and how we contribute to them
Explain why scientists have found more carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere
Explain why plants are called carbon sinks
Secondary subjects
Environmental Education
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