Lesson Plan

Climate Change Around the World

This Climate Change Around the World lesson plan also includes:

You know climate change is happening when you see a bee take off its yellow jacket. Part four in a series of five lessons explores all factors affecting climate change: temperature, cloud cover, precipitation, and carbon dioxide. By analyzing weather data, creating graphs, and discussions, groups determine similarities and differences between temperature, precipitation, and cloud cover found around the world. From this, individuals explain why climate change is an accurate description of what is happening in the world today. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Write the first guiding question on the board to discuss with the class before beginning the lesson; revisit it at the end to see what students learned
Classroom Considerations
  • Each group of two to three needs a computer with Internet access 
  • Classes need to know how to make graphs using computer software
Pros
  • Lab includes individual worksheets, directions for accessing data, and additional reference graphs 
  • Materials needed to complete the lesson are few (computers and worksheets)
Cons
  • None
Common Core
NGSS