Scientific studies of land, atmosphere, oceans, and ice caps show that Earth’s climate is changing. To understand these changes, BSCS, in conjunction with Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), is developing Carbon Connections, an online module to help students better understand the carbon cycle and the science of Earth’s climate. The materials investigate carbon in past, present and future contexts. The project, supported by NASA, consists of three interactive, internet-based units, combined with hands-on investigations. The field test will take place April through June 2011, with an estimated teaching time of 3-4 weeks. Carbon Connections targets high school Biology classes, but would also be highly relevant for Earth Sciences or Environmental Sciences classes.
Applicants will be contacted about the field test in mid-January. To learn more and complete an application, visit http://www.bscs.org/carbonconnections