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Catch the Carbon

Author Inga Martens-Walker, Ferny Grove State High, Queensland
Nature of the inquiry problem Students will investigate greenhouse gases and climate change. They will explore new technologies in carbon capture and storage and ways greenhouse gases are being mitigated.
Suitable year levels and subject areas Year 8 Australian Curriculum
Curriculum links Science Chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances (ACSSU225)

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations ad these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity (ACSHE136)

Communicate ideas, findings and evidence based solutions to problems using scientific language, and representations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS148)

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • learn about climate change and greenhouse gases
  • understand the basics of enhanced greenhouse effect and key gases involved
  • learn about CSIRO's Carbon and Methane capture technology
  • learn about Carbon capture technology; biocells; storage and other technologies form other research groups
  • learn about different ways Carbon can be captured
Student Learning Outcomes*

At the end of the 2 week lesson sequence students will:

  •  understand what climate change is and the greenhouse gases involved
  • recall the basics of the greenhouse effect and key gases involved
  • appreciate the research by CSIRO and other research groups into Carbon and Methane capture and storage
  • recall different ways Carbon can be captured
  • communicate how Carbon capture will reverse climate change through an extended writing piece

Workbook, task sheet research and extended writing piece (collaborative or individual)

Assessment outcomes

Informal, formative assessment is built into the lessons.

Information and communications technology (ICT)

Embedded video's and Web links.


Catch the Carbon (created by Inga Martens-Walker) (2019) Copyright owned by Department of Education, Queensland. Except as otherwise noted, this work is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit

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