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Activity Originally Created By: Angela Mayfield
Part of Lesson Plan: Exploring the Carbon Cycle
Activity Overview / Details
Ask students if they believe people in general have a positive or negative view of carbon. Most will say negative, due to recent media publicity. So why does carbon get a bad rap? Have students work in pairs or collaborative working groups to identify at least two possible reasons for the negative public perception of carbon. Encourage students to identify specific examples which may lead to a negative perception, and while analyzing the associated validity and myths. Have students share their analysis out loud if time permits.
Example Responses: We never hear about how carbon is important, and we typically only hear about carbon dioxide emissions. Cars, tractors, equipment, and other pieces of machinery which rely on fuel for operation have been targeted as pollutants and contributors to the carbon footprint. In moving toward a "green" society, the term "carbon footprint" carries with it a negative connotation.
Ag Connection: Have students identify one step agriculturists can take to combat the negative image of carbon. What can agriculturists do to prevent excess carbon emissions?