Is Climate Change Good for Us?

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Is it really that big of a deal if the global climate undergoes a little change? Young environmentalists consider this very question as they discuss in small groups the impact of different climate change scenarios on their lives, their community, and the local ecosystem as a whole.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this lesson to introduce an earth science unit on climate change
  • Provide students time to work on the chart independently before discussing their ideas in small groups
  • After performing this lesson, follow up with a series of investigations in which students analyze global climate data
Pros

  • Provides teachers with background information about the impacts of climate change
  • Resource suggests different ways for assessing student learning
  • Offers a list of ideas for extending learning about climate change
Cons

  • None