Student groups will research and present information about various climate change topics.
WORK PERIODS :
Wednesday, Jan. 8     Library computers
Thursday, Jan 9  Library computers
Projects will be presented during the week of Tuesday, January 14 to Thursday, January 16
Groups of four (maximum) will have 25 minutes to:
A.   Explain their climate change topic works using some combination a PowerPoint presentation (minimum 12 slides) and/or other teaching aids along with direct explanation.
The topics are wide-ranging and cannot be summarized by a single checklist of "Things which I must cover." But here are some general suggestions:
Provide very brief background information on the topic.
You must provide a strong link to climate change: how is your topic affected by it?
What are the long term prospects for improvement OR for the situation worsening?
Are there any solultions possible?
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?)
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 Reconstruction/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
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?