Quantifying Land Changes Over Time in Areas of Deforestation and Urbanization

This Quantifying Land Changes Over Time in Areas of Deforestation and Urbanization lesson plan also includes:

Is qualitative or quantitative research more convincing when it comes to climate change? In the eighth lesson during this 21-part series, scholars begin by performing a quantitative analysis of deforestation and urbanization. Then, they use the same area to perform a qualitative analysis. They wrap up the lesson by developing a presentation on what they learned about climate change.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Debate the best way to use the land in order to protect the people, the current habitat, and the earth
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of deforestation, urbanization, and how to calculate percent change
  • Builds on the previous lesson in the series, so they must be completed in the correct order
Pros

  • Includes many links for prerequisite knowledge, vocabulary, reading, and further learning
  • Aligns to the National Science Education Standards, National Education Technology Standards, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Education Standards, Climate Literacy Principles, and Energy Literacy Principles
  • Provides high-color photographs

     

Cons

  • None
NGSS