Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services

This Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services lesson plan also includes:

The fourth activity in a series of five has classes participate in a jigsaw to learn about global impacts of climate change and then share their new information with a home group. Groups then research impacts of climate change (droughts, floods, extreme weather, etc.) for a particular region of the world and present their findings to the class. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • A great culminating activity for a unit on climate change
Classroom Considerations

  • Materials needed are simply handouts, one computer/group, and a pen/pencil
  • Depending upon the length of presentations, the length of classes, and efficiency of groups, the duration of the activity could be four to six class periods
Pros

  • Lesson includes individual worksheets, extension ideas, fact sheets, and directions
  • Fact sheets were written for seniors in high school but have been revised to a seventh/eighth grade level
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS