Potential role of Arctic methane deposits in climate change

NOAA

Lesson Plan Overview: 

In this activity, students will be able to identify the natural processes that produce methane, describe where methane deposits are located in the Arctic region, explain how warmer climates may affect Arctic methane deposits, explain how the release of large volumes of methane might affect Earth’s climate, and describe how methane releases may have contributed to mass extinction events in Earth’s geologic history.

Subjects: 
Earth Science
Grades: 
9-12