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Grades 912. Students explore how all greenhouse gas sources contribute to global climate change. They discover how carbon dioxide interacts with the atmosphere to contribute to rising global temperatures. They also investigate the role of the ocean as a carbon sink and how climate change can affect the uptake and sequestration of carbon dioxide. In the final activity, students alter their simulated environments to determine how different environmental conditions influence the greenhouse effect.
|Potting Soil, 1 L||1||Included|
|Aquarium Gravel, 5 lb||1||Included|
|Plastic Cups, 4 oz||20||Included|
|White Sand, 3 lb||1||Included|
|Black Sand, 1 lb||1||Included|
|Sheets of Construction Paper||50||Included|
|Phenolphthalein, 1%, 15 mL||1||Included|
|Plastic Cups, 16 oz||20||Included|
|Instant Ocean® Sea Salt||1||Included|
|Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide||1||Included|
|Beaker, 1,000 mL||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Lamps (for 100-W bulb)||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Rulers||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Timers||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Containers for Distilled Water, 50 mL||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Digital Thermometers||10||Needed, Not Included|
|Graduated Cylinder, 50 mL||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Measuring Spoon, 1 tbsp||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Electronic Balance||1||Needed, Not Included|
|Masking Tape||Needed, Not Included|
|Transparent Tape||Needed, Not Included|
|Paper Towels||Needed, Not Included|
|Distilled Water||Needed, Not Included|
Inquiries in Science® is our exclusive series of hands-on kits specifically designed to help high school students understand abstract, hard-to-grasp science concepts. The series tracks well with most textbooks, and kit topics reflect state science standards and extensive educator input. Since Inquiries in Science® is modular, you can use the kits individually, as a strand, or as a series to teach biology, chemistry, and environmental science.
Field-tested in classrooms nationwide, Inquiries in Science® employs guided inquiry based on the 5E learning cycle of engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate. This inquiry-based approach also promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) practices. It enables students to:
Inquiries in Science® helps students build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and encourages creativity, collaboration, and teamwork. It creates an environment in which you and your students work together as active learners.
Disciplines and topics addressed by the kits were organized and selected based on data from numerous sources, including the National Research Council's National Science Education Standards, AAAS's Project 2061 Science Benchmarks, NAEP's Science Framework, and state science education standards from across the US. In addition, the Inquiries in Science® content and activities reflect the science practices and engineering practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts outlined by the National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education (2011) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013).
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