Microbes and Climate

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This activity is meant to provide students with an understanding of how microbes play a role in the climate system, from the formation of the atmosphere to current climate dynamics to the role of microbes in climate change. This activity can be done within a unit on microbes, microbial oceanography or as a stand-alone activity connected to climate change. The activity is meant to be completed in one class period (60-minute minimum) but could be extended.
Source: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Subjects: Marine Biology
Grades: 6-8

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Literacy Principles:

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

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