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Earth Systems and Climate Change Kit

Item # 331150 Online Only This product is not available in our print catalog. Exclusive This product is exclusive to Carolina Biological Supply. With Digital This kit includes 1-year access to digital resources including videos, digital teacher’s manuals, printable student guides, interactive lessons, editable assessment questions, and more.

Product Highlights

  • Explain how the ocean, the atmosphere, and biosphere interact while investigating climate change.
  • In addition to earth science, these materials can be used in a high school chemistry course.
  • High school laboratory investigation with enough materials for 8 lab groups.
  • Carolina Kits 3D®—Labs that use phenomena to support NGSS and 3-dimensional instruction.



This item will ship on or about 8/3/21

Explain how the ocean, the atmosphere, and the biosphere interact while investigating climate change in the classroom. In this series of 3 investigations, students describe why pteropods, marine organisms, have calcium carbonate shells that are degrading. They describe the effect of acid on calcium carbonate shells, model the interaction of atmospheric carbon dioxide and ocean water, analyze data, and look for patterns in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, oceanic carbon dioxide concentration, oceanic carbonate ion concentration, and oceanic pH.

Curriculum Connection
While designed for a stand-alone earth science course, this series of activities could be incorporated into a high school chemistry course during a unit on solubility, pH, or equilibrium or into a biology course during a study of natural selection, human interactions with ecosystems, and changing ecosystems.

Time Requirement
Teacher prep, 75 minutes. Completing the activities, approximately 1 week (215 minutes).

Digital Resources
Includes 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS. Digital resources may include a teacher manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, phenomenon videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.

Performance Expectations
HS-ESS3-6. Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.
HS-ESS2-2. Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.

Crosscutting Concepts
Systems and System Models

Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS3.D: Global Climate Change

Science and Engineering Practices
Constructing Explanations

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills
Students should be familiar with Earth systems and their interactions, how to read chemical equations, and an understanding of pH.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
  • Limited Qty: Flammable Liquid - This product is/contains a limited quantity of a DOT regulated hazardous material. This item will not incur a hazmat fee when shipped by ground. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
  • This item is only available at Carolina.com.

Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Plastic Cup, 9 oz 50 Included
Lid for Plastic Cup, 9 oz 15 Included
Plastic Cup, 2 oz 15 Included
Pipet 1 Included
Transparency 60 Included
Medicine Cup 100 Included
Bogen Indicator, 100 mL 1 Included
Bogen Indicator Chart 4 Included
Baking Soda, 16 oz 1 Included
Vinegar, 1 pt 5 Included
Scallop Shell 20 Included
Carolina Science Online® Resources (1-year subscription) 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Hand Lenses 8 Needed, Not Included
Permanent Marker, Fine 15 Needed, Not Included
Rulers 15 Needed, Not Included
White Paper, Sheets 15 Needed, Not Included
Balance, 0.1 g (at least 1 is recommended) 1 Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels - Needed, Not Included
Cameras (optional) 15 Needed, Not Included

Environmental, Earth and Space Science