Student groups will research and present information about various "climate change" topics. Minimum 12 slides.
WORK PERIODS :
Friday, December 16     Library Computers
Thursday, December 22  Computer Lab room 121
Friday, December 23     Computer Lab room 121
Projects will be presented during the week of Monday, January 9 to Wedbesday, January 11
This assignment will be similar to the "optical devices" presentations which you did before.   Groups of two (maximum) will:
A.   Explain their climate change topic works using some combination of posters, PowerPoint and/or other teaching aids along with direct explanation.   If you do a PowerPoint, it must have a minimum of 12 slides.
B.   Run some student learning activities during which each student will be an active, engaged partipant rather than a passive observer. (crossword puzzle? quiz game? NO WORD SEARCHES, please)
POSSIBLE TOPICS NOTE:   at all times, the groups must remember that the focus is CLIMATE CHANGE and its relationship with your specific topic.
is the ultimate cause of global warming?
El Nino / El Nina phenomenon
Climate Investigation and Interpretation using
Kyoto Protocol and / or latest agreement reached about climate change
Response of Ecosystems to Global Change. You should narrow down
your topic so you donít cover all the ecosystems of the world.Suggestions:
Desertification:Conversion of semi-arid areas to true deserts
Loss of Polar Ice Caps due to meltingHow much ice cap have we lost? What is the impact on the world?
Impact of Climate Change on Global Disease
Impacts of global warming on recreation such as skiing,
Food and Hunger
Extreme Storms (tornadoes and hurricanes)
Impact of Climate Change on the Global Water Cycle (Past and Present) :rivers, lakes, groundwater, glaciers
Life History Changes in Plants and Animals
Invasive Species:response to changing climates
Sea Level Change and its impact on island nations
Global Warming: Truth or Fiction?How is this topic viewed by the
Conservative right wing, especially in the USA?