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It’s a Gas! (PDF, 165 kb)

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It’s a Gas! (PDF, 165 kb)




Grades 9-12



Focus: Gas Hydrates (Chemistry)


In this activity, students will discover the importance of carbon, where carbon is stored on Earth, and that the largest reservoir of carbon is gas hydrates; students will comprehend that Earth’s climate changes, and how the greenhouse effect works; students will learn about the potential of hydrates as a major new energy resource; students will understand the use of acoustics for mapping the sea floor and sub-sea floor; and students will explore the conditions under which hydrates form.

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