This Introduction to Climate lesson plan also includes:
Begin a full instructional activity on climate change by demonstrating how carbon dioxide gas contributes to increased temperatures. Be aware that pressure inside the antacid-containing bottle in Activity 2 may cause the lid to fly off; keep viewers at a safe distance and wear safety goggles. Show a PowerPoint presentation to teach energy balance, the greenhouse effect, and other concepts related to climate change. Part of the instructional activity includes demonstrating the effect of melting ice.
- Earth science concepts for Next Generation Science Standards are addressed
- Well-designed PowerPoint includes notes to support accompanying lecture
- An appropriate introduction to other climate change lessons by the same publisher
- No instruction for how to increase retention of material; consider designing a note-taking guide for the lesson or having the activities done in lab groups as opposed to demonstrating them