TLF ID A002738
In this lesson, students learn about the role of vegetation as carbon sinks, conduct field work to evaluate local carbon sinks and explore urban design issues. Students asses their own carbon footprints using the carbon footprint calculator, learn about carbon offset, carbon farming and carbon storage programs. Students then engage in an activity to research and design a carbon sink site in their local area. Students collect data on their proposed carbon sink site, present a report on their results and analyse the data and findings with their classmates. The resource includes links to downloadable lesson plan, websites, videos, and an assessment rubric. The lesson also features suggestions for engaging girls and spotlights female role models.