Get Real on Climate

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Climate change isn't just about a warming planet; it will affect humans' health, spread of disease, changes in heat waves and droughts, and changes in storms and wildfires. Participants explore global climate change through discussions and research. Through three activities, classes see where they and their peers stand on this controversial topic, they educate themselves through research, and then they present their findings to the class. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Give each activity one day and find short videos about climate change to fill in potential extra time
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson consists of four activities, with the fourth being participation in a children's climate forum, which was held in 2009; research to see if this forum still exists and when it meets
  • Only requires copies of material sheets
Pros

  • The climate chat questions assess learners' current thinking about climate change, which makes them more aware of their and their peers' thinking
  • Provides questions and links for the expert team preparation portion
  • Includes peer assessment rubric and other needed papers
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS