As a teacher of high school Chemistry, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching the chemistry of carbon and its compounds, environmental chemistry and the management of natural resources.
As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Chemistry, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching concepts of Atomic Number, Atomic Mass, Isotopes and Isotopic Ratios and the how isotopic ratios are used to calculate temperature, and using isotopic composition to recreate past temperatures and climate.
As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Chemistry, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching the pH scale, acids and bases, acidification and Environmental Chemistry.
Your current lesson plan can be augmented with this additional classroom/laboratory activity that allows students to understand the pH scale and acidification by analyzing the effect of atmospheric carbon dioxide on ocean chemistry. The activity will also explore the potential effects of climate change on ocean acidification, and the possible impacts of ocean acidification on marine organisms.
As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Chemistry, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching topics in environmental chemistry such as the carbon cycle or biogeochemical cycles.
Tool Name: O18_16 (Oxygène)
The tool allows a student to learn about the isotopes of oxygen (O18 and O16); to understand the relative distribution of these isotopes in the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere; and to explore how these isotopes can be used as indicators of paleoclimate.
Carbon Tree animation is based on the measurements at the SMEAR II station and on the Carbon Tree website you can monitor how the medium-sized pine in Southern Finland exchanges carbon dioxide in real time. In addition to the website, there is also the Interactive Carbon Tree exhibition stand including physical user interface that allows a viewer to adjust environmental conditions of the Carbon tree: one can, for instance, increase the air temperature by warming the sensor with a hand or increase CO2 concentration by blowing air towards it. The changes affect carbon flow immediately.
This model, created in Insight Maker, allows a student to determine the amount of carbon in various reservoirs of our planet.
Explore the effects of greenhouse gases on climate (effect of greenhouse gases on temperature, effect of clouds on temperature, interaction of photons with atmospheric gases, etc.).