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Direct Air Capture and The Future of Climate Change

Short Films About Chemistry

This activity engages students with the concept of Direct Air Capture. Students watch an engaging film, participate in a reading and writing activity, and then model carbon dioxide adsorption/desorption in an exciting lab.

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  • The "Direct Air Capture and the Future of Climate Change" video provides background information. This could be used in a larger unit on climate change and the effects of carbon dioxide. Activity may inspire students to pursue a career in environmental engineering. This lesson does not feature proper framing of the role direct air carbon capture might play in climate mitigation. It is necessary for students to understand all of the limitations of this technology and its potential role in climate mitigation so teachers may want to supplement information about this.