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Accessing Prior Knowledge: Global Climate Change Survey

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Begin a unit on weather and climate change by assessing prior knowledge of the topic. Learners respond to a survey with questions that ask what they think causes climate change, the effects of climate change, and if it is important to stop climate change. The purpose of the survey is to get an idea of what class members know about climate change and where they stand on the issue.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Review cause and effect before implementing the lesson
  • Assign individual student folders for young scientists to keep track of their work throughout the course of the unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Survey is two pages; consider copying them front and back to save paper
  • Use the curriculum guide for assistance in implementing the entire fifth and sixth grade unit
  • Best used in a study of climate change and weather
  • A great way to see what pupils know about global climate change
  • A straightforward lesson activity
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