Carbon Cycle Modeling eTraining Now LIVE!


The GLOBE Program is pleased to announce that the Carbon Cycle Modeling eTraining is now live. This module covers systems and models, their associated vocabulary, diagramming systems, and why models are useful tools for understanding systems. It also highlights three GLOBE Carbon Cycle Online Models that introduce systems thinking and the global carbon cycle. 

Image of Carbon Cycle ModelThe GLOBE Carbon Cycle Modeling Activities use a systems-thinking approach to gain a foundation in the carbon cycle and its relation to climate and energy. The activities use computer models (at varying levels of complexity) to predict the change in biomass and carbon storage over time, and give students the opportunity to use an important scientific tool. 

These activities are an excellent way to address to both the "Developing and Using Models" Science and Engineering Practice and the "Systems and System Models" Crosscutting Concept of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). 

Looking for other places to connect carbon to NGSS? The full set of Carbon Cycle materials incorporate a diverse set of activities geared toward upper-middle and high school students, including Introductory Learning Activities, Plant-A-Plant Experiments, Protocols and Field Learning Activities, Computer Modeling, and Comprehensive Teacher Support. Click here for the GLOBE Carbon - NGSS correlation matrix.

To check out the new Modeling eTraining, click here.

To see the Carbon Cycle suite of activities and protocols (including modeling), click here

The Carbon Cycle eTraining was developed at the University of New Hampshire. The material is based upon work supported by NASA (Grant no. 80NSSC18K0135). Any opinion, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA.



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