This article describes an inquiry activity that promotes an accurate and deep understanding of key components of the carbon cycle, namely the exchange of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas between the atmosphere and the ocean, and how temperature affects this exchange. The crucial role of the teacher during this activity is described, including key questions and interactions that help students arrive at deep and robust understandings of the carbon cycle and nature of science ideas. This article promotes High School National Science Education Content Standards A, B, D, and G, Iowa Core Curriculum 1 and 3, and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, and 5.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2011 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Reichert, Collin and Titter, Curtis
"All Bottled Up: An Inquiry Activity Using Bottles to Teach the Effect of Water Temperature on Dissolved Gas,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 38
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol38/iss2/4