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1 Your Family s Carbon Footprint Key Concepts: Greenhouse Gas Carbon footprint Carbon dioxide Greenhouse gas Greenhouse effect Methane Nitrous oxide WHAT YOU WILL LEARN 1. You will calculate the amount of carbon dioxide you and your family release into the atmosphere each year your carbon footprint. 2. You will identify ways for you and your family to reduce your carbon footprint. 3. You will calculate the mean, median, mode, and range for your class s carbon dioxide emissions data: your class carbon footprint. Activities for Conceptualizing Climate and Climate Change 1

5 d) If your family replaced two incandescent light bulbs with two ENERGY STAR compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), how many pounds of carbon dioxide would your family avoid releasing into the atmosphere per year? e) If your family does not recycle, how many pounds of carbon dioxide would they avoid releasing into the atmosphere per year if they did recycle? Table 2. Potential reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per year Activity Amount of Greenhouse Gas Reduction a) More energy efficient car b) Drive less c) Turn down thermostat in the winter and up in the summer d) Use compact florescent light bulbs e) Recycle Total Reduction of Greenhouse Gas 5. In which ways would these changes reduce your family s carbon footprint? Extend Your Thinking How many pounds of greenhouse gas do the families in your class emit in a year? Using the class data: 6. Determine the total pounds of greenhouse gas emitted by the families in your class. Activities for Conceptualizing Climate and Climate Change 5

6 7. Calculate the mean, mode, median, and range of greenhouse gas emitted by the families in your class from transportation, home energy, and waste disposal (Table 3). Table 3. Yearly class total pounds / carbon dioxide equivalent emissions Mean Median Mode Range Transportation Home Energy Waste Disposal Create a graph that displays the relationship between the amount of greenhouse gas emitted in a year from transportation, home energy use, and waste disposal for the families in your class. 8. How do your family s greenhouse gas emissions compare to those of your classmates families? There are about 100 million families (or households) in the U.S. If each family did the following, how much greenhouse gas would be eliminated from the atmosphere? 9. If each household replaced two incandescent light bulbs with two ENERGY STAR compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs), how many pounds of carbon dioxide would be eliminated from the atmosphere per year? 10. If each family drove 10 fewer miles per week, how many pounds of carbon dioxide would be eliminated from the atmosphere per year? Activities for Conceptualizing Climate and Climate Change 6

7 11. If each family turned down the heating thermostat in the winter by 2 degrees and turned up the air conditioning thermostat in the summer by 2 degrees, how many pounds of carbon dioxide would be eliminated from the atmosphere per year? Apply What You Have Learned Create a brochure that could be used to inform families about actions they could take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and why such actions are important. The brochure needs to explain the ways in which each action would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make a positive impact on the atmosphere and the environment. Reflect on What You Have Learned 12. In which ways do you and your family release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere? 13. How might these activities contribute to the greenhouse effect and to global warming? 14. What can you and your family do to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions? 15. Please explain changes in your ideas and thinking about greenhouse gases and your family s carbon footprint. Activities for Conceptualizing Climate and Climate Change 7

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