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The Story of Carbon Interactive Game

Lesson Overview:

In this interactive carbon cycle game lesson, students will learn about the effects of carbon in the atmosphere and its’ contribution to warming greenhouse gasses. Students will learn about the effect of carbon on the ocean, coal, trees and wood products.

Carbie the carbon atom is not happy. It is getting crowded in the atmosphere causing it to warm up. Carbie is looking for a better place to be. This interactive game allows you to choose between the ocean, coal, trees and wood products and learn how carbon is stored in each of these environments.

http://makeitwood.org/carbon-cycle/

Year Level/s:

3, 4, 5, 6

Key Curriculum Areas / Subject:

Science

National Curriculum Codes:

ACSHE051, ACSHE062, ACSHE083, ACSHE100, ACSHE217, ACSHE220, ACSSU074

Strand Content Description:

Science

  • ACSHE051 - Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions.
  • ACSHE062 - Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions.
  • ACSHE083 - Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives.
  • ACSHE100 - Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives.
  • ACSHE217 - Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions.
  • ACSHE220 - Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions.
  • ACSSU074 - Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; These properties can influence their use.

General Capabilities:

Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Personal and Social Capabilities

Cross Curriculum Priorities:

Sustainability

Curriculum Connections:

Design and Technologies, Geography

ScOT Catalogue Terms:

Decision Making, Materials, Properties of Matter

Theme/s:

Forest Futures - Carbon Renewable Resources and Innovation

Resource Type/s:

Primary: Multimedia

Secondary: Game Application

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