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Climate Action

All Ages

Climate & Environment

Digital Literacy

Service Learning & Social Good

Climate change poses a fundamental threat to the places, species and people’s livelihoods.

avatar Submitted By: Seema Duggal

January 18, 2018

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the physical basis of the natural greenhouse effect.
  • Know something of the way various human activities are increasing emissions of the natural greenhouse gases

Guiding Ideas

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time. Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather within the context of longer-term average conditions. Certain human activities have been identified as primary causes of ongoing climate change, often referred to as global warming.

Climate change and global warming are already beginning to transform life on Earth.Various human activities (including the extraction, distribution and burning of fossil fuels; industry; burning vegetation and land-use change; agriculture; waste management, etc.) have increased emissions of natural greenhouse gases

Student Activities

Students will explore the changes in the climate now and ten years ago. They will talk to their parents and grandparents about the climate at their time. They will record the points and observations told to them.

They will study about Greenhouse effect, Global warming and its consequences. Climate change is intensifying drought, storms, and floods around the world. Where nature has been destroyed by development, communities are at risk from these intensified climate patterns.

Students will be told to create a world in Minecraft free of pollution and hazardous objects.

They can put banners of do's and dont's.

Performance Expectations

As a class create a "green" city or school.

Use the camera and portfolio to document their world and share with the class.

 

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References