Forty classroom-ready science teaching and learning activities for elementary and middle school teachersGrounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides elementary and middle school teachers with 40 place-based activities that will help them to make science learning relevant to their students. This text provides teachers with both a rationale and a set of strategies and activities for teaching science in a local context to help students engage with science learning and come to understand the importance of science in their everyday lives.
Activity 3: How Will Global Warming Affect You?
The Earth's climate is a dynamic system—it does not stay the same over time. Scientific data from glaciers, coral reefs, fossils, and other sources tell us that the climate in any particular place on Earth has changed many times in the past and will continue to change in the future. In the past, there have been heat waves and ice ages that have lasted thousands of years. These climate changes are a natural part of the interactions between the different Earth systems and would happen regardless of humans or what we do. Thus, climate changes can be natural—but they can also be human made. Today, the scientific evidence is that the Earth's climate ...