Tang: Ocean Acidification Teacher Workshop

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Talk given September 15, 2012 at Ocean Acidification Teacher Professional Development Workshop.

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Tang: Ocean Acidification Teacher Workshop

  1. 1. Climate Change Education @CarolTang1 Director, Coalition for Science After SchoolMay 2012
  2. 2. Top 10Reasons to Teach Climate Change Wikimedia Commons
  3. 3. Top 10Reasons to Teach Climate Change #10 •Aligns to California math & science standards
  4. 4. Math standards• Data analysis• Statistics and probability• Graphs
  5. 5. CA History-Social Science “Climate” mentioned 10 times in 9 standards 3rd grade: American Indians 4th grade: California regions 5th grade: American Indians + early settlers 7th grade: Middle Age Islam + Medieval Europe + Meso-America 8th grade: Industrial Revolution in America 10th grade: World War I5
  6. 6. California State Science Standards Adopted in 1998 (print version 2003) “Climate” is mentioned: 7 times 3 standards6
  7. 7. Seventh Grade Earth and Life History 4. Evidence from rocks allows us to understand the evolution of life on Earth. As a basis for understanding this concept: 4f. Students know how movements of Earth’s continental and oceanic plates through time, with associated changes in climate and geographic connections, have affected the past and present distribution of organisms.7
  8. 8. High school standards •Ecology 6. •Stability in an ecosystem is a balance between competing effects. As a basis for understanding this concept: •b. Students know how to analyze changes in an ecosystem resulting from changes in climate, human activity, introduction of nonnative species, or changes in population size.8
  9. 9. High school standards Energy in the Earth System 6a.Students know weather (in the short run) and climate (in the long run) involve the transfer of energy into and out of the atmosphere. b. Students know the effects on climate of latitude, elevation, topography, and proximity to large bodies of water and cold or warm ocean currents. c. Students know how Earth’s climte has changed over time, corresponding to changes in Earth’s geography, atmospheric composition, and other factors, such as solar radiation and plate movement. d.Students know how computer models are used to predict the effects of the increase in greenhouse gases on climate for the planet as a whole and for specific regions.9
  10. 10. High school standards Climate NOT in Biogeochemical cycles b. Students know the global carbon cycle: the different physical and chemical forms of carbon in the atmosphere, oceans, biomass, fossil fuels, and the movement of carbon among these reservoirs. d. Students know the relative residence times and flow characteristics of carbon in and out of its different reservoirs. So climate and carbon NOT linked in Calif standards explicitly10
  11. 11. Top 10Reasons to Teach Climate Change#9 Aligns with Common Core stds
  12. 12. Common Core ELA Grades K-5Students Who are College and Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, & Language
  13. 13. Common Core ELA K-5• They demonstrate independence.• They build strong content knowledge.• They respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline.• They comprehend as well as critique.• They value evidence.• They use technology and digital media strategically and capably.• They come to understand other perspectives and cultures.
  14. 14. Common Core ELA K-5• They demonstrate independence.• They build strong content knowledge.• They respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline.• They comprehend as well as critique.• They value evidence.• They use technology and digital media strategically and capably.• They come to understand other perspectives and cultures.
  15. 15. Common Core ELA Grades 6-8 Grades 9-10 Grades 11-12
  16. 16. ...students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, anduse language effectively in a variety of contentareas......specify the literacy skills and understandingsrequired for college and career readiness in multipledisciplinesLiteracy standards for grade 6 and above arepredicated on teachers of ELA, history/social studies,science, and technical subjects using their contentarea expertise to help students meet the particularchallenges of reading, writing, speaking, listening, andlanguage in their respective fields.
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  19. 19. Assessment •Mixing up of environmental/health issues •Don’t smoke •Don’t litter •Don’t kill animals30
  20. 20. October 2008 3829 votes $463.69 Included $20 bill!43
  21. 21. Top 10Reasons to Teach Climate Change #8 Promotes 21st Century Skills #7 Promotes Global Literacy
  22. 22. Top 10Reasons to Teach Climate Change #6 Students are more engaged in science learning if real-world examples are used
  23. 23. Top 10Reasons to Teach Climate Change#5 Ultimate inter-discplinary science#4 Illustrates process of science...anduncertainty Jim Maragos/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  24. 24. http://undsci.berkeley.edu/
  25. 25. Top 10Reasons to Teach Climate Change #3 Some students don’t believe in CC
  26. 26. • Children have “phase” where justice and fairness are important • Environmental education • Success of recycling programs37
  27. 27. Top 10Reasons to Teach Climate Change #2 Parents care about their children
  28. 28. What are you doing to help solve the climate change crisis? • Educating my children about a green-friendly lifestyle • Recycling • Driving a hybrid • Investing in green-friendly companies • Not enough • Do not know26
  29. 29. •Parents cited their children as a top source of information regarding climate change38
  30. 30. Top 10 Reasons to Teach Climate Change #1 CC is happening now and we need solutionshttp://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/
  31. 31. Maldives
  32. 32. Burundi: “When will aid come?”
  33. 33. Top 10 Reasons to Teach Climate Change‣#10 Aligns to CA science standards ‣ #5 Ultimate interdiscplinary science‣#9 Aligns to Common Core ‣ #4 Illustrates process of sciencestandards‣#8 ‣ #3 Some students don’t accept CC Provides 21st century skills‣#7 ‣ #2 Parents listen to their kids Provides global literacy‣#6 ‣ #1 CC is happening and we need Students are more engaged inscience learning if real-world solutionsexamples are used
  34. 34. http://ncse.com/climate
  35. 35. http://ncseonline.org/program/Climate-Change-Education
  36. 36. http://www.globalchange.gov/resources/educators/climate- literacy • The Sun is the primary source of energy for Earth’s climate system. • Climate is regulated by complex interactions among components of the Earth system. • Life on Earth depends on, is shaped by, and affects climate. • Climate varies over space and time through both natural and human processes. • Our understanding of the climate system is improved through observations, theoretical studies, and modeling. U.S. Global Change • Human activities are impacting the climate Research Program system. • Climate change will have consequences for the Earth system and human lives.
  37. 37. http://undsci.berkeley.edu/
  38. 38. Climate Change Education @CarolTang1 LinkedIn http://fora.tv/speaker/9442/Dr_Carol_TangMay 2012

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