Shhh! Don’t wake the microbes – they could create carbon bombs

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Lifecycles

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Atoms

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/Non-Renewable Resources, Rocks, Extreme Earth Events, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems

Chemical Sciences – Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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Word Count: 421

Disturbing ancient carbon stores buried deep in coastal ecosystems can trigger the release of destructive greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. This shocking article could be used with year 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 students to demonstrate new discoveries in science. It would be particularly suited to Earth and Space, Biological and Chemical sciences when studying the carbon cycle, greenhouse gases and ecosystems.

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