Global Warming: Effects of Rising Sea Levels on Cities

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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 exploring the computer simulation, a simple investigation is done in class where learners create a model of sea level change using ice cubes, a lamp, and sugar cubes. The lesson wraps-up with each pupil writing down three ways he/she can reduce his/her own carbon footprint, thus minimizing their impact on climate change.

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Pros

  • Real-world science and engineering issues explored
  • Combination of computer simulation and hands-on experiment reinforces concepts
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