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Human Energy Systems | Activity 3.1
Target Student Performance
Students explain why Charles David Keeling went to Hawaii to collect data on atmospheric CO2 concentrations and how he made his measurements.
- 3.1 Millions of Flasks of Air Reading (1 per student)
- (Optional) “Climate Change is Clear Atop Mauna Loa” a 12-minute radio story about climate change: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9885767
Print one copy of 3.1 Millions of Flasks of Air Reading per student.
- You may want to display an image of the Keeling Curve on the overhead projector or in the classroom during this Activity.
- Remind students that the data they are reading about in the handout and listening to in the story is the same data they examined in the previous activity: the Keeling Curve.