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Modules and Activities


Global Temperatures

Scenario: As a climate scientist, provide analysis and projected consequences of temperature data to present to a U.S. panel convening to study the impact of global climate change.

Student Teacher Learning Objectives

Drought

Scenario: The U.S. National Park Service has asked you to advise it whether the drought that greatly impacted the Midwest and Southwest is a consequence of global climate change or just an abnormal weather pattern. In either case you’ll be asked to defend your decision.

Human Health Effects

Scenario: As an epidemiologist on the U.S. Panel for Climate Change, you are tasked with analyzing the latest data on climate-affectted human health conditions. A solid understanding of the mechanisms underlying the connections will allow for a more comprehensive report. The panel will be very interested in your predictions for Earth’s biodiversity 30 years from now.

Ice Caps and Sea Levels

Scenario: You have just completed climate science fieldwork studying Earth’s ice caps and sea levels. Analyze your data to present a report to the U.S. Panel on Global Climate Change.

Volcanoes

Scenario: Teens delayed at an airport because of a volcanic eruption have heard very different explanations of the effect of eruptions on global temperatures and climate change. Who is correct? Do volcanoes increase or decrease temperatures on Earth? Do volcanoes cause climate changes?

Biodiversity

Scenario: As a climate scientist, you return from fieldwork studying Earth’s ice caps and rising sea levels to analyze your data for your report to the convening U.S. Panel on Global Climate Change.

Student Teacher Learning Objectives
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