Unit B.2 (Round 4)
Ecosystems: Matter & Energy

What causes fires in ecosystems to burn and how should we manage them?

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Unit Resources and Lessons Documents

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Unit Resources

Unit Overview Materials (Unit Overview, NGSS Elements, Teacher Edition, Student Edition)

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What role do permafrost and peat play in zombie fires?

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How do zombie fires disrupt the flow of energy and cycle of matter in arctic ecosystems?

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How can we help manage the matter and energy in fire systems?

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Unit Resources

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Why is there so much peat?

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Where and what is happening to other carbon sinks? 

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What decisions can we make to help manage fire in communities we care about? 

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How can fires burn under ice and release so much carbon?

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Why were there so many plants (to make peat) in the Arctic?

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Why should we be concerned that carbon sinks around the world are burning?

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Can we use everything we have figured out about fires to explain a new phenomenon?