Global Cycles of Energy and Matter:

Classroom Activities


Students will investigate the various ways in which energy and matter are cycled through Earth systems as a means to understand the interconnected nature of Earth’s spheres.  The list contains links, suggested grade levels, and short descriptions. For more detail, click on the title of each activity.


Gas Hydrates

  • This activity helps teachers foster a class-wide discussion to form a question and hypothesis and design an experiment to discover what methane hydrates are and how they relate to the gas laws.
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