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Is Global Warming FAKE NEWS? Creating a Bottle Ecosystem

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Submitted by DaveBakker on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 22:56

Can you devise an experiment to see whether increased CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere contributes to warming? We found a teacher who tweeted exactly what you need! @MontessoriMicky  shared with us his lesson plan on a Bottle Ecosystem and had his class run an experiment using PocketLab to measure the heat absorption of a glass bottle filled with CO2 vs normal air as a control. The graph of data comparing the two ecosystems is pretty clear: the CO2 heated up quicker than the control.

Complete lesson plan attached!

Bottle Ecosystem
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