Tread Lightly: Our Changing Climate
Students examine the concept of climate change. For this environmental studies lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding global warming and discuss their research findings as well as their impressions.
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Climate Change: The Debate — A Structured Controversy
There is more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere now than there has been at any point in the last 800,000 years! The last lesson in the series of five allows pairs to show what they have learned by defending the stance on climate change...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Climate Change Around the World
Look at climate change around the world using graphical representations and a hands-on learning simulation specified to particular cities around the world. Using an interactive website, young scientists follow the provided directions to...
5th - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Plankton to Penguins: Antarctic Food Web
A well-written lesson plan, second in a series of four, gets high schoolers exploring how the Antarctic food web is impacted by climate change and the associated melting of polar ice sheets. It begins with a PowerPoint presentation about...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Understanding Climate Change and Nature's Role in Creating Resilience
They say you can't control the weather — but maybe we can! A two-week unit explores climate change, humans' role in it, and nature's adaptation due to climate change. Learners research each topic with a focus on local and state information.
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Climate Change: Earth's Giant Game of Tetris
In this colorful animation, our current problem with climate change is likened to a block-stacking game of Tetris. Greenhouse gases are increasing in the atmosphere at an increasing rate. Can we place them properly before it's too late?...
3 mins 6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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