In this strand, students learn how the greenhouse effect works and how increased levels of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere are altering climate patterns worldwide. By the end of the strand, students will understand the evidence and models that suggest that climate change is occurring and that human activities are the predominant cause of this change. They will know how the greenhouse effect works, how carbon dioxide and methane emissions enhance this effect, and how human activities produce greenhouse gases. Furthermore, they will explore the role of the Amazon in climate regulation and will be able to describe how changes to the Amazon affect global climate. In order to complete this strand, students should already have a general understanding of what climate is and what carbon dioxide is, and they should be able to interpret data presented in graphs.
Original can be found here: http://uw.kqed.org/edresources/plans/strand-1-educator-guide.pdf?trackurl=true
|Eucational Resource Type|
|Climate Change Topic|
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