Climate Change and Arctic Ecosystems Case Study

This Climate Change and Arctic Ecosystems Case Study lesson plan also includes:

Scientists predict that climate change will increase the annual temperatures in the arctic by at least three degrees, precipitation by 20 percent, and the area of land covered by snow will decrease by approximately 15 percent. Activity one in the four-part series has scholars analyze graphs and data from the arctic ecosystems to determine how climate change is affecting this region. Snow coverage, ice coverage, global temperatures, and sea levels are some of the data individuals analyze. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Allow pupils to work in pairs to increase understanding through peer-to-peer interaction
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity seems best fit for eighth graders and above
Pros

  • Lab includes all graphs and needed data
  • Combining the four assessment questions and two multiple choice quiz questions as one worksheet provides a good assessment for teachers to use
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS