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360Science™: Human Activity and Carbon Emissions
Concepts: Greenhouse gases, climate change, carbon dioxide emissions, anthropogenic carbon emissions
Outcomes: In Part A, students combust a hydrocarbon (a candle) and observe that the CO2 produced is absorbed by a solution of basic water and phenolphthalein, because the solution turns from pink to colorless as the H2CO3 produced lowers the pH. In Part B, students see that an Elodea sprig in water exposed to light reduces the concentration of dissolved CO2 and thus raises the pH. Students use bromthymol blue to observe indirectly the conversion of dissolved CO2 to glucose. In Part C, students heat a metal carbonate to its decomposition temperature to simulate the curing of concrete. When students heat the metal carbonate they observe indirectly the production of CO2 because it changes the color of an aqueous acid-base indicator owing to the formation of H2CO3.
Associated Phenomena: What are the causes of and possible solutions to climate change?
Our 1-year option provides access to all digital content for one year plus lab supplies for a single class of 30 students. Our 3-year option extends access to digital content to three years, with a 30% discount on refill supply kits years 2 and 3.
What is Flinn 360Science™?
We’re introducing a whole new way to teach experiential science! We’ve taken a hard look at science study from all perspectives and, thanks to the feedback of thousands of teachers nationwide, we’ve created a way to make it easier to provide personalized instruction while delivering the kind of lab experiences your students truly need.
Our new and comprehensive learning solutions are designed to bring science to life by giving you all the tools you need to incorporate more (and effective) hands-on learning in your classroom or lab. 360Science allows you to provide your students with the support they need to make real-world connections to key scientific principles and help make those abstract concepts concrete.
Every 360Science lab solves the most common challenges educators face in bringing more hands-on science to their students—from not having enough time to matching the right level of challenge for students’ abilities to providing appropriate background content, safety techniques, assessments and more.
Enable student-driven, blended learning through a unique combination of leveled lab instructions supporting prescriptive, guided- and open-inquiry lab exercises (see PDF resource for specific details) with robust digital content, such as videos and carefully curated Open Educational Resources (OER)—along with virtual reality and simulation exercises. From editable, digital instructions to assessments and alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), we have everything you need to improve mastery, remove the intimidation factor and foster your students’ natural curiosity.
Materials Included in Kit:
Bromothymol blue (BTB) indicator solution, 0.04% aqueous, 500 mL
Copper(II) carbonate, Cu2CO3(OH)2, 50 g
Phenolphthalein indicator solution, 1%, 100 mL
Sodium hydroxide solution, 0.1 M, 150 mL
Ointment-style glass jars with lids, 18
Wine airlock, 6
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.
HS-ESS2-4. Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.
HS-ESS2-6. Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
HS-ESS3-2. Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
HS-ESS3-5. Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth’s systems.