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Student groups will research and present information about various "climate change" topics. Minimum 12 slides.


  • 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)

    NOTE:   at all times, the groups must remember that the focus is CLIMATE CHANGE and its relationship with your specific topic.
    1. Greenhouse Effect: what is the ultimate cause of global warming?
    2. El Nino / El Nina phenomenon
    3. Climate Investigation and Interpretation using these indicators
      1. Pollen
      2. Corals
      3. Ocean Sediments
    4. Kyoto Protocol and / or latest agreement reached about climate change
    5. Response of Ecosystems to Global Change. You should narrow down your topic so you donít cover all the ecosystems of the world. Suggestions:
      1. Tundra ecosystems
      2. Desertification: Conversion of semi-arid areas to true deserts
      3. Loss of Polar Ice Caps due to melting How much ice cap have we lost? What is the impact on the world?
    6. Impact of Climate Change on Global Disease
    7. Impacts of global warming on recreation such as skiing,
    8. Food and Hunger
    9. Extreme Storms (tornadoes and hurricanes)
    10. Impact of Climate Change on the Global Water Cycle (Past and Present) : rivers, lakes, groundwater, glaciers
    11. Life History Changes in Plants and Animals
    12. Invasive Species: response to changing climates
    13. Sea Level Change and its impact on island nations
    14. Global Warming: Truth or Fiction? How is this topic viewed by the Conservative right wing, especially in the USA?
    15. Your own idea on a topic? Discuss it with me.