Activity 8 (Elaborate): Climate Change & Resilience
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In this activity, students learn about how the greenhouse effect connects to climate change. They also interpret graphs of predicted CO2 levels and sea-levels to make the connection between different possible climate change scenarios. Finally, they learn about climate resilience, and watch a video about New Orleans to learn about how they can build flood resilience into their own community.
Activity Objectives & Materials
Approximate Time: 60 minutes
Students will understand the concept of climate change and how it is tied to atmospheric CO2 concentration
Students will understand the concept of climate resilience and how it applies to sea level rise
Computer & Projector
Speakers (for video)
What is Climate Change?
Climate Resilience and Sea Level Rise
1. Frame the Activity
2. Reading: Climate Change
3. How Much is Too Much?
4. Introduce the Climate Change Scenarios
5. Sea Level Rise Scenarios
6. Introduce Resilience
7. Resilience Example
8. Formative Assessment