Carbon Cycle Close Reading and Lab Demo

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This close reading and lab demonstration works great with your volcanoes or carbon cycle units!

Lake Nyos is a volcanic lake in Cameroon, Africa. An inactive volcano below the lake was slowly releasing carbon dioxide into the lake. As the lake overturned and and carbon dioxide was released, thousands of people and livestock in the surrounding areas suffocated and died overnight.

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- 2 page close reading article titled "Killer Carbon" with follow up questions

- Lab demonstration that shows what happened at Lake Nyos. Materials needed: clear Tupperware container, candles, matches, baking soda, vinegar, and milk jug or 2 liter bottle. Following the demonstration students will answer questions about what happened and relate it to the disaster that occurred at Lake Nyos.

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Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

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