MS-ESS3-2

Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.

 
32 Lesson(s)
   

What is Climate and What Causes it to Change?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Use this lesson to find out what your students initial ideas are on climate and climate change.

 
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Design Your Society

8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It is time for students to apply all their newly acquired knowledge as they develop plans for a new society on Earth.

 
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Introduction to Change Over Time

8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Use this fun and simple game to introduce your students to concepts of Systems Thinking.

 
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Ice Cores: Gathering Data

8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students make their own "ice cores" using information from a theoretical scenario and share/compare their cores with classmates.

 
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Where Should We Land This Ship?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students must consider the availability of natural resources and natural hazards as they determine the best location to develop our new resilient society.

 
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Earth's Changing Climates

8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students are introduced to the unanswered questions about the future of Earth's climate.

 
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Earthquake Hazards

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use an online interface to find and evaluate the effectiveness of various seismic safety measures

 
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A Man-Made Disaster

6th Grade Science » Unit: Master Disaster
6th Grade Science » Unit: Master Disaster
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Learning about disasters will generate interest in solving problems. We examine one disaster to determine what could happen if there were better ways to prevent and respond to it.

 
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Energy History

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What's the best way to teach about our energy crisis? Students will look at energy timelines to determine for themselves events leading up to global warming and climate change.

 
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What are Scientific Theories? Thinking Like a Scientist

8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Systems Thinking & Global Warming
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson will get you students mentally prepared for this unit on Climate Change.

 
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Melting Ice and Sea Level Rise

8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Impact on Oceans
8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Impact on Oceans
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students design an experiment to model and analyze the impact of melting ice on land and on water.

 
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What Are We Coming Home To? (Part 3)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
8th Grade Science » Unit: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use their research skills to determine all of the ways that global warming can impact life on Earth, specifically how pests may have altered our ecosystems due to the warmer temperatures.

 
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Build A Bridge

6th Grade Science » Unit: Master Disaster
6th Grade Science » Unit: Master Disaster
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Bridges are important structures in society. Engineers analyze the bride purpose and location when designing the best bridge. Using the Engineering Design Process, students build and test a paper bridge.

 
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What are the Effects of Oil Spills?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do contemporary events impact our energy choices? With the use of two reading pieces, students examine the effects of an oil spill.

 
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Using Maps to Model Sea Level Rise

8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Impact on Oceans
8th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Changing Climate: Impact on Oceans
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Using GIS software, students work in groups to explore various sea level rise scenarios.

 
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