Lesson Plans Energy & Carbon in Wood
Participants choose one lesson to try during the course, which they can also implement with youth.
"How Much Carbon is in a Tree?" lesson involves measuring the circumference of a tree and entering that data in a spreadsheet to determine the amount of carbon in that tree. It is dependent on tree species. The GLOBE Observer Tree App is a companion to this lesson.
"Energy in Firewood" lesson involves burning matches, toothpicks or skewer sticks of wood and measure the temperature change of water in a home made set up.
How Much carbon is in a tree?
Adapted by Colleen Fisk and Clay Good, REAP with contribution by Katie Spellman, of University of Alaska Fairbanks and Arctic and Earth SIGNs
Energy in Firewood
Adapted by Greg Kahoe, University of Alaska Fairbanks and Arctic and Earth SIGNs