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Science of Massachusetts: Rooted in Solutions: Trees and Climate Change (6-8)

Are trees the solution to climate change? Through place-based, inquiry driven investigation, students will study the role of trees in the carbon cycle, and expand their investigation to find out whether forest sequestration, or indeed any one nature-based solution, is enough to fight climate change. Finally, students will explore their own role as a changemaker by planning a collective, climate-positive action.

Program Location(s):

  • Your school or other location

  • Offered in Central Massachusetts

Grades:

6, 7, 8

Price:

Use standard outreach pricing when calculating program cost. Full unit includes 6 lessons, but can be prorated. An additional Intro to Field Journaling lesson is recommended. A free, 30-minute self-guided training video will be sent to participating teachers.

Learning Standards Supported:

  • 7-MS-LS2-3 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - matter and energy cycling

  • 8-MS-ESS3-5 - Earth and Human Activity - human activities and global temperatures

Contact:

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