Toolkit: Teaching Atomic Number, Atomic Mass, Isotopes and Isotopic Ratios, and Isotopic Compositions as Climate Proxies with Climate-Related Examples

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.

Toolkit: Teaching Carbon Cycle and Environmental Chemistry through Climate-related Examples

Introduction:

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.

Carbon Tree Demonstration

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 (see photo on the left), 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.