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Carbon: Transformations in Matter and Energy (Carbon TIME) is a partnership including Michigan State University, National Geographic Educational Programs, Seattle Public Schools and the Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Andy Anderson, professor of teacher education in the MSU College of Education, is the Principal Investigator. Carbon TIME new offers a series of six teaching modules for use at the middle school or high school levels. Each unit requires about three weeks of classroom time. The units focus on processes that transform matter and energy in organisms, ecosystems, and global systems: combustion, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, digestion, and biosynthesis. Students use these cellular and chemical processes to explain the functioning of organisms – plants, animals, decomposers – as well as ecological and global carbon cycling. There are assessments for each learning module.
Learn more about the curriculum at the Carbon TIME website.