Human Creativity and Climate Change

Dumping iron in the oceans, placing mirrors in space, and painting mountains may sound like crazy ideas, but would they help climate change? The lesson presents creative geoengineering ideas. Scholars pick one and research how it works and its pros and cons.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss if it is better for each country to pick a couple of things to do or if it is better for every country to do the same couple of things
  • China, often known for its air pollution, has become a leader in renewable energy and aggressive policies on pollution; research the impact of these changes on China and the world
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of climate change, including both natural and human causes, greenhouse effect, including being able to draw and label a diagram, and the relationship between the two concepts

  • Provides a grading rubric
  • Encourages learners to select the final product to demonstrate their knowledge

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