Climate Change and Global Warming Unit – This Unit will take place over 2-3 weeks and includes a MULTI-DAY lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), THREE videos, a debate assignment (which can be purchased separately), 1 Test and 1 Quest with answer key and a student lesson handout as a word document. The PowerPoint is fun and applicable with THREE videos embedded into the PowerPoint and many opportunities for inquiry-based learning and discussion. Designed for Middle/Secondary classes but can easily be adapted to fit an Elementary classroom.
The minds-on inquiry activities are meant to break down student misconceptions and help guide them to the correct concepts.
Included in the lesson package is:
– The teacher version of the PowerPoint
– The student version of the PowerPoint
– Climate Change Debate Assignment
– THREE videos embedded into the PowerPoint
– 1 Test and 1 Quest with answer keys
– Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
– Weather vs. Climate
– Earth’s energy supply
– The atmosphere
– Greenhouse gases
– The greenhouse effect
– Enhanced greenhouse effect
– The role of the carbon cycle
– Effects of global warming
– Historic climate change
– Climate proxies
– What you can do
The student version of the power point contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
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