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Atoms, Molecules and the Atmosphere

1) Animals breathe oxygen in the atmosphere to live. The higher we go, the less oxygen there is, and the highest that people can live is 6,000 metres above sea level. Mount Everest is nearly 9,000 metres! 

2) Carbon Dioxide is a greenhouse gas that happens naturally when we breathe in Oxygen and breathe out Carbon Dioxide. We also make a lot of it by burning fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal. 

3) Carbon Dioxide is also known as CO2. The ‘C’ stands for 1 atom of Carbon and the ‘O2‘ stands for 2 atoms of Oxygen. Humans are releasing too much CO2 into the atmosphere and causing climate change.

The World of Energy programme is a 1-day primary school STEM workshop for children in Years 5 or 6.

‘Atoms, Molecules and the Atmosphere’ is the third activity in the day where the children in teams of 5 to 6 experiment with building models of Hydrogen, Carbon and Oxygen atoms, and then putting these together to build molecules of CO2, H2O  and CH4 (Methane). They explore first hand the building blocks of life and the chemistry of climate change.

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