The Methane Circus

Lesson Plan Overview

Students will describe the overall events that occurred during the Cambrian Explosion; explain how methane hydrates may contribute to global warming; and describe the reasoning behind hypotheses that link methane hydrates with the Cambrian explosion.

Source: NOAA Ocean Explorer
Grades: 6-8

Literacy Principles:

OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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