Grade 7 Curriculum
Carbon Cycles through Ecosystems
Focusing on systems and cycles, students increase their understanding of climate change and how carbon and thermal energy interact with Earth’s land and atmosphere. Students practice skills such as argumentation and collecting & analyzing data. Students gain experience with the interactions of humans and Earth processes, ecosystem dynamics and with developing solutions to complex climate change issues.
Lesson 1 (pdf file, 240KB)
How can climate change endanger fauna?
Lesson 2 (pdf file, 1MB)
Is there a difference of how much carbon wetlands store above and below ground?
Lesson 3 (pdf file, 2MB)
Is there a difference of how much carbon upland forests store above and below ground?
Lesson 4 (pdf file, 940KB)
How does burning fossil fuel affect the amount of atmospheric carbon?
Lesson 5 (pdf file, 1MB)
How can we model the density of land and atmospheric carbon?
Lesson 6 (pdf file, 800KB)
How do scientists analyze a graph?
Lesson 7 (pdf file, 4MB)
How are photosynthesis and respiration related to each other?
Lesson 8 (pdf file, 442KB)
How does decomposition fit into the carbon cycle?
Lesson 9 (pdf file, 1MB)
Human Era Carbon Cycle
Lesson 10 (pdf file, 568KB)
Lesson 11 (pdf file, 319KB)
Why does it matter which types of light bulbs we use?
Lesson 12 (pdf file, 1MB)
Are you using energy even when you don’t know it?
Lesson 13 (pdf file, 743KB)
How can climate-change endanger fauna? An introduction