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  • 1. Table of Contents1. HOMEPAGE2. INTRODUCTION3. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT4. OBJECTIVES/ STANDARDS5. SIGNS OF CLIMATE CHANGE6. ADDITIONAL RESOURCE7. EVALUATION AND SHARINGP H O T O C R E D I T : W W W . C L I P A R T . C O MH T T P : / / W W W . E P A . G O V / C L I M A T E S T U D E N T S . H T M LC L I M AT E C H A N G E I S H A P P E N I N G , H U M A N S A R E C AU S I N G I T, A N D I T H I N K T H I S I S P E R H A P S T H EM O S T S E R I O U S E N V I R O N M E N TA L I S S U E FAC I N G U S . - - - - - - - - - B I L L N Y EEARTH SCIENCE UNITGLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGEG R ADE LE VELS 9 - 1 2(B LENDED LE ARNING P ROGRAM)
  • 2. INTRODUCTIONThe Earths climate ischanging, andpeoples activities arethe main cause.The Earth is gettingwarmer becausepeople are addingheat-trapping gases tothe atmosphere,mainly by burningfossil fuels.EARTH SCIENCEGLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
  • 3. Why is the Study of Climate ChangeImportant?CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTS YOU, YOURCOMMUNITY, THE WORLDS POPULATION,AND THE ENVIRONMENT.SOME OF THESE IMPACTS, LIKESTRONGER HURRICANES AND SEVEREHEAT WAVES, ARE LIFE THREATENING.SUPER HURRICANE SANDY IS ANEXAMPLE.EARTH SCIENCEGLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
  • 4. SUBJECT: Standards/ Objectives:National Science Education Standards(NSES) Standard A: Science as Inquiry Standard D: Earth and Space ScienceNevada StandardsHigh School Earth Science –E12.A 1to 5 E.12.A.1 Students know the Sun is the major source of Earth’s energy, andprovides the energy driving Earth’s weather and climate. E/S E.12.A.2 Students know the composition of Earth’s atmosphere has changedin the past and is changing today. I/S E.12.A.3 Students understand the role of the atmosphere in Earth’sgreenhouse effect. E/S E.12.A.4 Students know convection and radiation play important roles inmoving heat energy in the Earth system. E/S E.12.A.5 Students know Earth’s rotation affects winds and ocean currents.I/SEARTH SCIENCEGLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
  • 5. The signs of global climate changeare all around us. Climate changetouches on several areas:HealthAgricultureEnergyWater SuppliesPlants, Animals, and EcosystemsCoastal AreasRecreationLearn more by clicking on the link below:http://www.epa.gov/climatestudents/impacts/signs/index.htmlEARTH SCIENCEGLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGEThe Signs:
  • 6. These gases are calledgreenhouse gases. Asmore gases aretrapped in theatmosphere thewarmer it gets here inthe Earth. Theincrease in warmth iscausing the melting ofglaciers.GREENHOUSE GASESEarth ScienceGlobal Climate Change
  • 7. SEE THE IMPACTS Rain patterns are changing and sea level isrising. As global temperatures continue to rise,well see more changes in our climate and ourenvironment.EARTH SCIENCEGLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
  • 8. SEE THE IMPACTSScorching summers...Stronger storms...More flooding - -Less rain can mean lesswater for some places,while too much rain cancause terrible flooding.More hot days can dry upcrops and make peopleand animals sick.EARTH SCIENCEGLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
  • 9. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES :NASA RESOURCEFind five facts new to youhttp://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/weather-and-climate/Quiz ChallengeCan you answer these questions.http://climate.nasa.gov/interactives/quizzesAssessment for this unit:Tests to be completed by December 19, 2012www.edmodo.comEARTH SCIENCEGLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
  • 10. EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT - Now it’s your turnA) Review Glossary for Climate Change.Complete the ASSESSMENT QUIZ and submit to the ASSIGNMENTFOLDER http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/glossary.htmlSource: Environmental Protection Agency (Click on the link.)B) Watch the Video titled “Climate Change Basics.”Reflect on five new facts you have learned? Post a JOURNAL ENTRY onyour reflectionshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScX29WBJI3w&feature=player_detailpageSource: USEPA.gov (Click on the link.)C) Video - Global Warming: A Way Forward: Facing Climate ChangeWhat in your opinion would the most effective way forward?Post your comments to the DISCUSSION BOARD. Review and comment onat least two of your classmates.http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/global-warming-environment/way-forward-climate/Source: National GeographicEARTH SCIENCEGLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
  • 11. EARTH SCIENCEGLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGETHE MATH BEHIND CLIMATE CHANGEConcept – Data AnalysisCC (Western Regional Climate Center)http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/summary/lcd.htmlPrepare a table and record data for five citiesin five different states shown on the map- Record Highest temperature for the year- Record Lowest temperature for the year- Maximum precipitation for the given year(You may use MS Word/ Excel, Google table)POST TO THE ASSIGNMENT FOLDER
  • 12. EARTH SCIENCEGLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGEACTIVITY/ What You Can DoBe a Part of the Solution!Can you help stop global climate change?Yes, especially when the simple steps you,your friends, and your family take aremultiplied by millions of people all over theworld. Prepare a presentation to share withyour school community.Use any of the Web 2.0 tools you arefamiliar with to create your presentation:
  • 13. Your presentation should include thefollowing information:1. Why knowledge of what causes globalclimate change is important to all people.2. How people can help stop globalclimate changeUpload your link to the discussionboard.Resource:http://www.epa.gov/climatestudents/solutions/actions/index.htmlINCLUDE THE FOLLOWINGINFORMATION:
  • 14. Glaciers are either one of two types: acontinental glacier, also called anice sheet, such as those that occuron Antarctica, or an alpine or valleyglacier found in mountain valleys.The photographs in this activity areall alpine glaciers from Alaska,
  • 15. THEN AND NOW - - -MATCH THEM
  • 16. GLACIER INVESTIGATION Try to pair the before and after photos for eachglacier. Was it difficult to recognize them after all ofthose years? Why do you think the glaciers have changed sodrastically?Use this grid to pair up the photosGlacier: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Name:Before YearAfter Year
  • 17. DISCUSSION 1Video - Global Warming: A Way Forward:Facing Climate Changehttp://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/global-warming-environment/way-forward-climate/Source: National GeographicIn my opinion the most effective way forward wouldbe to - - - - -Navigate to the discussion board and make your originalpost by Sunday, May 20 and respond to at least twoother students by Wednesday, May 23. Remember to berespectful in your responses to others.DISCUSSION FORUM
  • 18. Discussion 2Climate Change Climate change, accepted by mostscientists as a combination of natural and anthropogenicfactors, has far-reaching implications for ecologicalsystems, human practices, and economic development.What role can or should international and national policiesplay in mitigating climate change? What is the trade-offbetween economic development and ecological stability?Navigate to the discussion board and make your originalpost by Sunday, May 27 and respond to at least twoother students by Wednesday, May 30. Remember to berespectful in your responses to others.DISCUSSION FORUM
  • 19. Environmental Protection Agencyhttp://www.epa.gov/climatestudents.htmlNASA Climate Kidshttp://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/weather-and-climate/http://climate.nasa.gov/interactives/quizzesNational Geographichttp://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/global-warming-environment/way-forward-climatWestern Regional Climate Centerhttp://www.wrcc.dri.edu/summary/lcd.htmlYouTube Climate Change Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScX29WBJI3w&feature=player_detailpageRESOURCES