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ESTIMATING LOCAL SEA LEVEL
Students observe the local environment based upon the sea level variations and examine many clues which can indicate sea level change.
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Unit 2: Global to Local: Understanding My Place in the Hydrosphere
What does the ground around your home have to do with water pollution? Young ecologists learn about their local watershed and create their own cause-and-effect models of the hydrosphere.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Weather, Sea Level Rise and Climate Change
Students differentiate weather and climate. In this earth science lesson, students compare weather and climate in different regions of the world. They interpret weather graphs and compare isotherm lines of northern and southern hemisphere.
9th - 12th Science
Changing Planet: Rising Ocean Temperatures - Rising Sea Levels
As an anticipatory set, young environmental technicians watch a video about how ocean temperatures seem to be changing along with the global climate. They perform a laboratory demonstration with the purpose of observing what happens to...
5th - 9th Science
Global Warming: Effects of Rising Sea Levels on Cities
How much difference would it really make if the sea level were to rise by one meter? Five meters? Ten or twenty? Using modeling software, kids examine how rising seas would impact New Orleans, as well as other coastal cities. After...
4th - 7th Science
Climate Change as a Scientific Theory
Get your class thinking about climate change as a scientific theory. Guided by a handout, emerging earth scientists read articles and take notes about glaciers and sea ice. To conclude, they write an evaluation of the evidence for...
8th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Lesson 2: Confronting Climate Change: Understanding
In the second of three lessons about climate change, young climatologists examine the local impacts of severe storms and drought on roads, rivers, buildings, and more. Through a series of investigations, learners begin to understand the...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Rising Tides: Climate Change and the Sea
Explore the issue of rising sea levels through an examination of data, satellite photos, and human interest stories. High schoolers work with groups to research and determine, based on data, whether or not sea levels are indeed rising,....
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed