Lesson 2: Matter Cycles


Imagine, you are stranded without a cell phone, you have run out of drinking water and other supplies.You need water to survive, so how do you get safe drinking water that doesn’t make you sick? 

Why is tea a safe option for hydration both historically and continues to be important in developing countries? 


Class Activities:

Safety First: Before proceeding, carefully follow your teacher's instructions for this activity. 

Lab Safety Rules and Expectations [need hyperlink]

Lab Stations-click here for student sheet 

Matter Cycles:

  • Oxygen
  • Nitrogen
  • Carbon

Wrap Up:

What is a Carbon Tax?

Why did Alberta implement one in January, 2017?

Based on what we have learned, we know that matter cycles, so why have a carbon tax when the amount of carbon in our system is always the same?



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