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NOAA Live: Carbon’s Journey and Our Warming Planet

September 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

The carbon cycle is a process where carbon dioxide travels from the atmosphere into living organisms and the Earth, then back into the atmosphere. Learn how changes in carbon dioxide levels, such as burning fossil fuels (oil, gas, etc.), affect the atmosphere and the ocean. We will flood a “bathroom” and see why it’s a good thing to shut off the water and or make the Earth’s atmosphere “drain” bigger so we don’t mess up our home.  This webinar will be recorded and posted here after going live.  (Grades 2-6 but all ages will enjoy)  »  Register here

Resources to access at home:

»  The Incredible Carbon Journey – Play the Carbon Journey Game with your class or a group at home (Use the blue “Jump to this Activity” button on the website linked to here).
»  MIT’s Greenhouse Gas Simulator – This simple animated simulation of the global carbon system is great for helping kids explore the relationship between carbon emissions and atmospheric carbon dioxide. (Teacher link)
»  NASA Climate Kids Offset Game – As you play this online game you earn money so you can buy “upgrades” to your carbon sources and sinks.  Meanwhile, carbon dioxide molecules are escaping into the atmosphere.


Frank Niepold and Tom Di Liberto, NOAA’s Climate Program Office in Silver Spring, MD


September 30, 2020
4:00 pm