Effects of Global Warming

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Your learners have probably heard of climate change, but do they really understand what it is? Study the history, details, and future implications of global warming and the greenhouse effect with a set of activities designed for an environmental science class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use materials as one unit in an environmental or Earth science class, or pick and choose the activities that are relevant to your curriculum
  • Incorporate into a unit about environmental stewardship or Earth Day
Classroom Considerations

  • Most of the packet contains reference material and worksheets
  • Designed for high school learners, but is helpful for a middle school class or even upper elementary class
  • Doesn't offer opposing political views on climate change; for an opportunity to form a debate, introduce the other side of the global warming argument for pupils to argue for or against
Pros

  • Complete with helpful graphic organizers and reading passages
  • Encourages individuals to conduct research about global warming and the greenhouse effect
  • Offers lesson extensions, links to additional materials, and answer keys for each worksheet
Cons

  • None
Common Core