Causes and Effects of Climate Change

  • Overview (PDF, 174KB) (includes learning outcomes and Standards alignment)
  • This session focuses on the causes and effects of climate change. Starting with opportunities for students to access and connect to their prior knowledge through developing cause and effect flow charts. Students engage in an activity to reinforce that a good scientific explanation is supported by strong and reliable evidence, the evidence is based on carefully collected data and information, and the evidence is from a reliable source. Small groups then add evidence to their global cause and effect flow charts as they engage in additional activities, access new information, and deepen their understanding of climate change. Finally, local causes and effects are discussed and added to the flow charts.
  • Activity Write-up (PDF, 603KB)
  • Activity Powerpoint slides (PDF, 1.6MB)