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Models demonstrating CO2's jiggly nature --
as a greenhouse gas

Atmospheric Sample --Colored rice, representing molecular composition of Earth's Air

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High School Chemistry

Greenhouse Gasses
Structure of Greenhouse Gasses 
 (Beloit /UC Berkeley animations)

Chemical Bonds:
What makes CO2 a greenhouse gases,
while O2 and N2 aren't?

Mole Ratios:
CO2 Levels in Vostok Ice Core Samples

How Much Carbon are you putting in the atmosphere?
Your Carbon Diet -- NOVA Video

Isotope Ratios: A detectives tool in tracing Earth's Atmospheric History
Past Climates & Oxy Isotopes --Iceland
Isotopes of Oxygen--UCSD
Isotopes of Carbon -- Reference
Abrupt Climate Change --PNAS

pH Levels:
Acidity of Earth's Oceans are changing
Article for teachers & journalists --AGU
Royal Society (68 pg pdf)
San Diego Union Tribune

Fuel Cells
What makes fuel cells go?
Fuel Cells -- NOVA Video
The Hydrogen Car -- NOVA Video

Which chemistry students will:
• Design even more efficient solar cells?
• Develop a new generation of fuel cells?
• Help save thousands of species?
• Help save millions of human lives?
• Win the Nobel Prize?

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hands-on science demonstrations and activities
hands-on science curriculum

Engaging students in the science specified in state content standards
High School Chemistry (Grades 9-12) [pdf]
Investigation and Experimentation for Grades 9-12
Physical Sciences Grades K-8:    K   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
Outstanding, true hands-on learning -- Investigation and Experimentation

NASA -- Chemistry
Atmospheric Composition
The Carbon Cycle
Carbon Management
Detection of CO2 (Experiment)
Methane: From Obscurity to Climate Super-Stardom

Atmospheric Burning and Global Change

Nat'l Center for Atmospheric Research
The Greenhouse Effect:
animation of CO2 absorbing and radiating infrared

How Greenhouse Gases Work

Where in the World is CO2? (With Experiment)
How Much CO2 is in the Atmosphere?
What does ozone have to do with Climate Change?
The Carbon Cycle Game
Global Change Instruction Program (Home)
Global BioGeoCHEMICAL Cycles

University of California, Berkeley
Beloit College, and ChemLinks Coalition

What Should We Do About Global Warming?
Includes: Structure of Greenhouse Gases
by Sharon Anthony, Thomas W. Brauch, Elizabeth J. Longley

University of Colorado

PhET Interactive Simulations
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Recommendation sent to us by Stephanie Chasteen, Ph. D. Univ of Colorado, Boulder

There's no hotter area in chemistry than global warming and solutions.
Research -- Education -- Discovery -- Careers -- Making a Difference

Resources for Chemistry Teachers and Students

Special Issue of ChemMatters -- Focusing on Global Warming and CO2--
American Chemical Society's quarterly magazine for high school teachers and students.

Experiments & Demonstrations:
Detection of CO2 -- NASA experiment
Carbon Dioxide
Effect of Increased Carbon Dioxide on the Thermal Properties of Air
  -- Ernest W. Blakeney, Department of Chemistry, Louisiana

Text Books

What Should We Do About Global Warming? -- W.W.Norton
Book or CD Rom
Chemistry Tutorials: Molecular Shape and the Greenhouse Effect -- Norton
Chemistry: The Science in Context -- Chapter 7 Thomas Gilbert Northeastern U.
Chemistry of the Environment. Ronald A Bailey Elsevier Publishers. 2007
Chemistry 11 Text Book Person Education Canada


Careers in, using chemistry
Leading Climate Scientist, inspired by chemistry teacher
includes IPCC Chemists and Chemical Engineers (2007 Nobel Prize Winners)

NSDL Search: High School + Chemistry + ...:
Climate Change   Ocean Acidification   Greenhouse effect  
Global Warming   Sea Level Rise

Leading Teachers, Programs
• Yale / New Haven Teachers Institute -- Zakia D. Parrish, Ph.D.
   Greenhouse Gases: The Chemistry Behind the Culprits
Course Description -- School District Standards -- Resources and Materials
Leading in United States K12 education with mandated Connecticut State Science Standards,
Content Standard 9.8 - D22. Greenhouse gases, climate change.

• Benjamin Banneker Academy, Brooklyn, NY
• Coolidge High School Washington, D.C.

   Atmospheric Composition

• Connecticut: Content Standard 9.8 - D22. Greenhouse gases, climate change.

Climate Status Investigations -- Chemistry
CO2 and Mass -- Grades:  5-8   9-12
Trapping CO2 -- Grades: 5-8   9-12

Too Cool for School — GHG Experiment: 5-8   9-12
Geologic Sequestration -- Grades: 5-8   9-12
Oceanic Absorption & Sequestration: 5-8   9-12
Terrestrial Sequestration: -- Grades:   5-8   9-12

Resources above available as Word docs and as Pdfs.
A few are also available in Powerpoint

National Science Education Standards Key (USA) Standards Key -- Grades:   5-8   9-12

University Level Chemistry


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