El Niño and Global Warming

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Investigate the relationship between global warming and El Nino. The first installment of a four-part series on weather and climate looks at how El Nino occurs and the climate effects of El Nino events. A PowerPoint presentation and activity have scholars look at data and graphs to see if global warming might cause more El Nino events.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners work in groups on the activity
  • Invite a climatologist to give a presentation on El Nino
Classroom Considerations

  • Make a transparency of the diagrams or provide the file to pupils so they can see the color coding
Pros

  • Provides a list of resources for additional research
  • Includes assessment questions to use with the class after discussion/activity
Cons

  • None