How is Carbon Stored in Wood Products?
This resource examines the properties of carbon and how to use formulas for calculating carbon storage sequestration. It provides information on how some carbon is lost during the processing and manufacturing of wood, whilst most is recovered and used and then stored for the life of the wood product.
Aligns with the Australian Curriculum for Year 10 Science - the periodic table, chemical reactions and their products and the carbon cycle.
This resource could also be used as a 'real world' activity for year 8 Mathematics studying volumes and conversion calculations.
8, 10 Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:
Mathematics, Science National Curriculum Codes:
ACMMG195, ACMMG197, ACMMG198, ACMMG217, ACSSU186, ACSSU187, ACSSU189 Strand Content Description:
Choose appropriate units of measurement for area and volume and convert from one unit to another.
Investigate the relationship between features of circles such as circumference, area, radius and diameter. Use formulas to solve problems involving circumference and area.
Develop the formulas for volumes of rectangular and triangular prisms and prisms in general. Use formulas to solve problems involving volume.
Calculate the surface area and volume of cylinders and solve related problems.
The atomic structure and properties of elements are used to organise them in the Periodic Table.
Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates.
Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere.
Critical and Creative Thinking, Literacy, Numeracy Cross Curriculum Priorities:
Sustainability Curriculum Connections:
Mathematics ScOT Catalogue Terms:
Adaptation, Carbon, Carbon capture, Carbon capture and sequestration, Carbon cycle, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Sequestration, Square Metres, Volume Theme/s:
Forests - Ecology and Natural Processes, Forestry Products - Processing and Technology, Forest Futures - Carbon Renewable Resources and Innovation Resource Type/s: