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Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

 
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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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Heat and Pressure in the Atmosphere.

8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
8th Grade Science » Unit: Effects of Heat Energy Transfers on Earth's Atmosphere
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students bring together their ideas of heat and pressure to identify and construct isobar and isotherm maps.

 
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Why Study Weather?

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Why study weather? The app on my phone tells me everything I need to know!

 
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Earth's Changing Climate

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Remember the old adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Our Earth is in a period of warming but how warm will the planet get? Take a look at these models and data to make predictions about the future.

 
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Interactions Within Earth's Atmosphere

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What is causing an increase in atmospheric temperatures?

 
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Sources, Sinks, and Feedbacks

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How does the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere effect atmospheric temperatures?

 
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Measuring Energy in the Atmosphere: Exploring Climate Change

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

Tired of explaining climate change? Let the students discover for themselves the facts about climate change.

 
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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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What are Fossil Fuels?

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:

What's the big deal with fossil fuels? What are they and why are they so important? This lesson introduces students to the role of fossil fuels in creating new technologies.

 
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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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What Are We Coming Home To? (Part 1)

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.

 
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Designing an Eco-friendly Building Part 1

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why is eco-friendly important to architects? Looking for an authentic way to teach energy conservation and integrate engineering? This lesson helps students understand why eco-friendly architecture is an important design problem.

 
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Climate Change and the Greenhouse Effect

6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
6th Grade Science » Unit: Enivronmental Science
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

While our planet relies on the greenhouse effect in order to survive, increased formation of greenhouse gases are causing our global climate in change in a way that way hinder our quality of life.

 
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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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USA Energy Analysis

8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
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How do we use energy? What should our energy production and consumption look like?

 
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