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Carbon cycle Jenga

ECO-SMART

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Carbon cycle Jenga

Annexes

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Annex 1:

Create the cards.

Have the students design the cards, using paper, scissors and a ruler. Eco-friendly tip: use to-be-recycled cartons or paper the students can find in their home. You do not have to color the cards, the students can simply write the category and the +/- sign on using a marker.

Number of cards:

Carbon sinks: -symbol (remove one block)

Trees and plants: 7

Ocean:10

Soil: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Animals: 3


Carbon sources: +symbol (add one block)

Transportation: 8

Energy: 6

Factories: 5

Shipping: 5


Annex 2

In the PDF attached, there is a simplified version of the game. Its goal is to help students visualize the size of their carbon footprint.

Understanding the carbon cycle. This lesson is meant to be a reinforcement of the concepts of carbon sinks and sources of carbon rather than a linear review of the carbon cycle. Instead, the lesson focuses on the idea of balance as well as the importance of carbon sinks. Students will begin to observe that even small changes can have big effects.

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CARBON CYCLE JENGA

Carbon cycle Jenga

Annexes

ECOSMART CONCEPTUAL MAP


Annex 1:

Create the cards.

Have the students design the cards, using paper, scissors and a ruler. Eco-friendly tip: use to-be-recycled cartons or paper the students can find in their home. You do not have to color the cards, the students can simply write the category and the +/- sign on using a marker.

Number of cards:

Carbon sinks: -symbol (remove one block)

Trees and plants: 7

Ocean:10

Soil: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Animals: 3


Carbon sources: +symbol (add one block)

Transportation: 8

Energy: 6

Factories: 5

Shipping: 5


Annex 2

In the PDF attached, there is a simplified version of the game. Its goal is to help students visualize the size of their carbon footprint.

Annexes

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  • Learners will be able to define the concept of carbon footprint.
  • Learners will be able to list strategies (at least 6) to reduce
  • their own, peers’ and/or school’s carbon footprints.
  • Learners will be able to collaborate with peers to share and establish action plans regarding carbon offset to reduce carbon footprints in their daily life.


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CARBON CYCLE JENGA

Carbon cycle Jenga


Annex 1:

Create the cards.

Have the students design the cards, using paper, scissors and a ruler. Eco-friendly tip: use to-be-recycled cartons or paper the students can find in their home. You do not have to color the cards, the students can simply write the category and the +/- sign on using a marker.

Number of cards:

Carbon sinks: -symbol (remove one block)

Trees and plants: 7

Ocean:10

Soil: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Animals: 3


Carbon sources: +symbol (add one block)

Transportation: 8

Energy: 6

Factories: 5

Shipping: 5


Annex 2

In the PDF attached, there is a simplified version of the game. Its goal is to help students visualize the size of their carbon footprint.

Annexes

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  • Cards: see annex 1 (to be designed)

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CARBON CYCLE JENGA

Carbon cycle Jenga


Annex 1:

Create the cards.

Have the students design the cards, using paper, scissors and a ruler. Eco-friendly tip: use to-be-recycled cartons or paper the students can find in their home. You do not have to color the cards, the students can simply write the category and the +/- sign on using a marker.

Number of cards:

Carbon sinks: -symbol (remove one block)

Trees and plants: 7

Ocean:10

Soil: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Animals: 3


Carbon sources: +symbol (add one block)

Transportation: 8

Energy: 6

Factories: 5

Shipping: 5


Annex 2

In the PDF attached, there is a simplified version of the game. Its goal is to help students visualize the size of their carbon footprint.

Annexes

The carbon footprint tower

Students will go around the school and spot the possible carbon dioxide sinks. They will write them down and then create a tower, using clean items that were to be recycled in their home or school. They will paint each item according to the Jenga game and add an explanation note next to it. If the pieces are big, they can write on them.
Then, they will think of a solution for helping preserve each “block”. The school can also implement some of the solutions, i.e.plant a tree.

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CARBON CYCLE JENGA

Carbon cycle Jenga


Annex 1:

Create the cards.

Have the students design the cards, using paper, scissors and a ruler. Eco-friendly tip: use to-be-recycled cartons or paper the students can find in their home. You do not have to color the cards, the students can simply write the category and the +/- sign on using a marker.

Number of cards:

Carbon sinks: -symbol (remove one block)

Trees and plants: 7

Ocean:10

Soil: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Animals: 3


Carbon sources: +symbol (add one block)

Transportation: 8

Energy: 6

Factories: 5

Shipping: 5


Annex 2

In the PDF attached, there is a simplified version of the game. Its goal is to help students visualize the size of their carbon footprint.

Annexes

Materials

  • 5 Jenga sets (or any block set)
  • 4 sets of Carbon Cycle Jenga Cards shuffled and placed in a pile face down (instructions in Annex)
  • paper/cartons, scissors, ruler, a marker


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CARBON CYCLE JENGA

Carbon cycle Jenga


Annex 1:

Create the cards.

Have the students design the cards, using paper, scissors and a ruler. Eco-friendly tip: use to-be-recycled cartons or paper the students can find in their home. You do not have to color the cards, the students can simply write the category and the +/- sign on using a marker.

Number of cards:

Carbon sinks: -symbol (remove one block)

Trees and plants: 7

Ocean:10

Soil: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Animals: 3


Carbon sources: +symbol (add one block)

Transportation: 8

Energy: 6

Factories: 5

Shipping: 5


Annex 2

In the PDF attached, there is a simplified version of the game. Its goal is to help students visualize the size of their carbon footprint.

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• Preparation: have the students find the materials beforehand.
• Sources:
• New York Hall of Science (2012), My Carbon
Footprint High School Curriculum.
Devon Climate Emergency, Build your Carbon Footprint. PDF available at Annex 2.

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CARBON CYCLE JENGA

Carbon cycle Jenga


Annex 1:

Create the cards.

Have the students design the cards, using paper, scissors and a ruler. Eco-friendly tip: use to-be-recycled cartons or paper the students can find in their home. You do not have to color the cards, the students can simply write the category and the +/- sign on using a marker.

Number of cards:

Carbon sinks: -symbol (remove one block)

Trees and plants: 7

Ocean:10

Soil: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Animals: 3


Carbon sources: +symbol (add one block)

Transportation: 8

Energy: 6

Factories: 5

Shipping: 5


Annex 2

In the PDF attached, there is a simplified version of the game. Its goal is to help students visualize the size of their carbon footprint.

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Instructions step by step

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Carbon cycle Jenga

Key Terms

Carbon Sink: Things that can absorb carbon dioxide. Sometimes they are natural like trees or algae, and other times they are man- made, like systems that allow humans to pump extra carbon into rocks at the bottom of the ocean.

Carbon Dioxide Emission: Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.


Preparation

The blocks need to be colored, in order to represent different parts of the carbon cycle. This lesson is divided in 3 parts

For each set you will need:

Trees and plants: green (7 blocks) Ocean: blue (10 blocks) Transportation: black (8 blocks) Energy: purple (6 blocks) Factories: red (5 blocks) Shipping: orange (5 blocks)

Soil: brown (5 blocks) Atmosphere: yellow (5 blocks) Animals: pink (3 blocks)

The students will be split into 4 groups, with each group getting 1 set of blocks. The blocks from the extra set may be required to supplement depending upon the cards students draw.

Begin by asking students to list some common sources of carbon dioxide. Then ask students to name some common carbon sinks. You may have to spend time defining the term “carbon sink.”

Break students into four groups and review the different colored blocks. Be sure to mention which factor corresponds to each color.

Have students set-up their Jenga tower as follows:

Begin by mixing the trees and plants. The bottom layer should include one green block with a blue block on either side for a total of three blocks. The second layer should

contain two green and one blue block, and the blocks should be placed perpendicular to the first layer.

Continue this procedure using the blue, green, pink, yellow and brown blocks.

Students should not include red, black, purple or orange blocks. These should be left out of the tower.

Students are now ready to play. To determine which blocks get removed or added, students will draw a card and follow the instructions. As with a regular game of Jenga, they can only use one hand to remove a block. Ask students to be aware of any changes they may notice as they remove different types of blocks.

Unlike a regular game of Jenga, students should set aside any blocks they’ve removed rather than adding them back to the top of the tower.

If students go through the entire stack of cards, they can shuffle and reuse.

Some groups may finish before others, and you can have them play again. Ask them to take note of any changes they make when setting up their tower.

After you feel that each group has had enough time to go through the procedure, you can wrap-up the lesson. Ask students what caused their tower to fall. Depending upon the order they drew the cards, they may notice that a removal or degradation of carbon sinks caused the tower to fall, or they may notice that the addition of carbon from sources like cars or factories was the cause.


Emphasize that climate change is a complex idea that takes all of the factors they just saw into account. Earth’s cycles are in a delicate balance. Although we need carbon dioxide to survive, too much carbon dioxide is causing the climate to change.


Annex 1:

Create the cards.

Have the students design the cards, using paper, scissors and a ruler. Eco-friendly tip: use to-be-recycled cartons or paper the students can find in their home. You do not have to color the cards, the students can simply write the category and the +/- sign on using a marker.

Number of cards:

Carbon sinks: -symbol (remove one block)

Trees and plants: 7

Ocean:10

Soil: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Animals: 3


Carbon sources: +symbol (add one block)

Transportation: 8

Energy: 6

Factories: 5

Shipping: 5


Annex 2

In the PDF attached, there is a simplified version of the game. Its goal is to help students visualize the size of their carbon footprint.