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Balancing Act: Urban Trees and the Carbon Cycle

This article is from Issue Balancing Act (Climate Change Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 3.

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Welcome to the Climate Change Education Series

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Education Standards Correlations

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"Science Topics" covered in this article:
  • Earth Science
  • People and Science

"Environmental Topics" covered in this article:
  • Atmosphere (Educators)
  • Atmosphere (Students)
  • Carbon Storage
  • Importance of Forest to People (Students)
  • Natural Processes (Students)

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Scientific Topics
  • The Scientific Process

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Atmosphere
  • Carbon storage
  • Climate Change
  • Cycles

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Personal health (F)
  • Populations and ecosystems (C)
  • Populations, resources and environments (F)
  • Regulation and behavior (C)
  • Risks and benefits (F)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Structure and function in living systems (C)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)