March 10th, 2008 by jayb
Dave Ames, a science teacher at Cohasset High School in Cohasset, Massachusetts built a large cube that represents the size of 1 ton of carbon dioxide. Take a look.
OK, yes. CO2 (carbon dioxide) is invisible. But it's still interesting to see how much space a ton of CO2 would take up if it were sitting in front of you.
In this case, we are talking about a metric ton of CO2 which is 2,204 pounds. Mr. Ames' cube, built last year with the help of his 9th grade physics students, is 27 feet wide by 27 feet high by 27 feet deep.
Photo via http://www.sustainablemilton.org.
Three cheers to Mr. Ames and his students for helping us get our minds around 1 ton of CO2.
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