Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
EARTH Lesson Plan
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Summary

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.

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This was a great lesson to introduce my students to other factors that affect climate besides the standard textbook topics. My students were amazed to learn that tiny microbes could have such an important impact on climate.—M. Keymel, Leroy, NY

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Last updated: Jul. 30, 2014