Presentation on theme: "Lesson 1: Causes and Evidences of Climate"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lesson 1: Causes and Evidences of Climate Students will be able to:Identify an evidence of climate change, focusing on the relationship between CO2 concentrations and atmospheric temperature.Describe the greenhouse effect and identify the gases involved in it.Describe how carbon enters the atmosphere as depicted by the carbon cycleIdentify sources of CO2 emissions
2 What does anthropogenic mean? CLIMATE CHANGEWhat does climate mean?
4 Which Greenhouse Gas has the greatest emissions? List of terms:Fluorine GasesMethaneCarbon DioxideNitrous Oxides
5 Global temperatures vs. CO2 concentrations Split into pairsUsing the table provided in your worksheet, have one person create the graph for global temperatures and one person create the graph for CO2 concentrations.Now compare these two graphs. What is the correlation between global temperature and CO2 concentrations?
8 How does Carbon enter the atmosphere? Word Bank:Auto and factory emissionsAnimal RespirationDead Organisms and waste productionsFossils and Fossil FuelsPlant RespirationPhotosynthesisSunlight
9 Which is the highest source of Carbon dioxide emissions? Word Bank:Burning fossil fuels for TransportationFossil fuel consumption to produce ElectricityResidential and Commercial use of fossil fuelsOther (Non fossil fuel combustion)Industrial use of fossil fuels
10 Activity: Pictionary Sources of CO2 emissions The teacher will split you up into groups of four or five.Pick a person to startStart the timer for one minuteThe first person to start will draw a source of CO2 emissionsThe rest of the group will try to guess what the source is before time is up
12 HomeworkStudents will complete the following activities, like a scavenger hunt.Find a brief story from someone you know about how Climate Change affects him or her. Write down a description of this story.Find an object (a picture or the object) you use or describe an activity you encounter in your life that emits greenhouse gases.Describe a new way to use this object or complete this activity in a way that emits less greenhouse gases.
13 Lesson 2: Impacts of Climate Change Students will be able to:Identify the predicted impacts of a warmer atmosphere on the earth, focusing on the water cycle and oceansDetermine the impacts of climate change on animals and plants in El Yunque, focusing on the impacts of rising temperature and changing precipitation patterns.
14 More Greenhouse Gas Emissions Warmer Atmosphere
15 What are some natural processes that can be affected by a warmer atmosphere?
16 What are the impacts of a warmer atmosphere on the water cycle?
17 How would a warmer atmosphere affect the oceans?
18 What are possible environmental effects of warmer oceans?
19 What are some impacts of climate change that are specific to the tropical islands? Warmer AtmosphereWarmer OceansSea Level RiseChange in EvaporationPrecipitation