ES Module 16 : Global Climate Change
Lesson 1 : Climate Change
Standard(s): SC.912.E.7.7 Identify, analyze, and relate the internal (Earth system) and external (astronomical) conditions that contribute to global climate change
Objective(s): (1) Identify evidence of global warming; (2) Explain three methods used to study climate change; (3) State the probable cause of global climate change.
Essential Question: What evidence shows that global climate change is occurring, and why is it happening?
Vocabulary: global climate change, global warming, proxy indicator, climate model, fossil fuel
Assignments: Cornell Notes 16-1; Climate Change IP
Lesson 2 : Effects of Climate Change
Standard(s): SC.912.L.17.4 Describe changes in ecosystems resulting from seasonal variations, climate change and succession.
Objective(s): (1) State ways in which the warming atmosphere affects ecosystems and organisms; (2) Explain how climate change is affecting people now; (3) Predict future effects of climate change on people.
Essential Question: What are the effects of climate change?
Vocabulary: coral bleaching
Assignments: Cornell Notes 16-2; Effects of Climate Change IP
Lesson 3 : Responding to Climate Change
Standard(s): SC.912.N.4.2 Weigh the merits of alternative strategies for solving a specific societal problem by comparing a number of different cost and benefits, such as human, economic, and environmental.
Objective(s): (1) List ways to reduce greenhouse gases related to the use and generation of electricity; (2) Describe some of the ways of reducing greenhouse gases related to transportation; (3) Describe other strategies for reducing greenhouse gases; (4) Explain how nations are working together to try to address climate change.
Essential Question: How can we respond to climate change?
Vocabulary: carbon footprint, carbon tax, carbon offset, carbon sequestration, Kyoto Protocol
Assignments: Cornell Notes 16-3; Carbon Footprint Handout; Responding to Climate Change IP
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