This is a webquest for students to complete while browsing the CAMEL website. NOTE: This is intended for students in an upper level environmental science class who already have some background knowledge of global warming. That being said, it can easily be adapted for other levels.
Students will gain further understanding of the effects of global warming and the poitical landscape.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
- View/Download Attached File >> Handout for students
- Complete the following webquest to learn more about climate change!
- This will be collected at the end of class.
- Go to www.camelclimatechange.org
Go to the “Causes” section on the left side navigation panel
- a. How has the climate on earth changed throughout history? Explain, citing your sources in the space provided below.
- What evidence is there for this change? How do we know that climate has fluctuated?
- What do models tell us about the future?
Navigate to the “Consequences” section.
- Comment on the economic effects
- How are ecosystems being disturbed? Give specific examples (think case studies)
Go to the “Solutions” section.
- Comment on some economic solutions available.
- What are some “Local” policies that have been effective (they do not have to be local for you, just done at the local level)? Would they work here? Why or why not?
Navigate to “Actions” > “Individual” > “Activities” > “Education” > “Misconceptions”. Then go to Articles and read the article on “Climate Change Skepticism” (posted by Sydney Draggan).
- Using specifics from THIS article, why do you think people are skeptical of science?
- What is the “Snowball Effect”? Why does this all matter?
When you are all finished, Please take the survey available for visitor!
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This was intended for an upper level environmental science class.
Students will be graded based on their responses to the attached assignment.