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Breathing Earth

Breathing Earth


This fascinating flash site attempts to portray the birth rate, death rate, and amount of Carbon Dioxide produced by every country on the planet. "Mousing over" a particular country brings up that country's name and its data. One fun use of the site would be to play Geography, with students guessing the name of a country before mousing over its outline. And then there are the possibilities for discussions of global warming, population density, etc. Math teachers might have the students apply the birth and death rates to the population figures given (from Augst, 2006) and have studetns calculate that country's projected population in the next horu, day, week, etc.

Breathing Earth

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• High School Middle School Elementary School

Mark Hannah