Burp Under the Ice

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.

Source: NOAA
Subjects: Earth Science
Grades: 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth.

OLP#3: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.

OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

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