Presentation on theme: "Lesson 1: Causes and Evidences of Climate Students will be able to: 1.Identify an evidence of climate change (particularly the relationship between CO2."— Presentation transcript:
Lesson 1: Causes and Evidences of Climate Students will be able to: 1.Identify an evidence of climate change (particularly the relationship between CO2 concentrations and atmospheric temperature) 2.Describe the greenhouse effect and determine the gases involved in it 3.Describe how carbon enters the atmosphere as depicted by the carbon cycle 4.Identify sources of CO2 emissions
What does climate mean? What does anthropogenic mean?
What is the Greenhouse Effect?
Which Greenhouse Gas has the greatest emissions?
Global temperatures vs. CO 2 concentrations Split into pairs Using 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?
How does Carbon enter the atmosphere? List of terms: Auto and factory emissions Animal Respiration Dead Organisms and waste productions Decay Organisms Fossils and Fossil Fuels Ocean Uptake Organic Carbon Plant Respiration Photosynthesis Root Respiration Sunlight
Which is the highest source of Carbon dioxide emissions?
Activity: Pictionary Sources of CO2 emissions The teacher will split you up into groups of four or five. Pick a person to start Start the timer for one minute The first person to start will draw a source of CO2 emissions The rest of the group will try to guess what the source is before time is up
So how can we reduce CO2 emissions?
Homework Students 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.
Lesson 2: Impacts of Climate Change Students will be able to: 1.Determine the impacts of a warmer atmosphere on the earth (in particular on the water cycle and oceans) 2.Determine the impacts of climate change on habitats (in particular the impacts of rising sea levels and changing precipitation patterns in el yunque) 3.Determine the impacts of climate change on humans – how changing precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, and changing animal and plant habitats affect humans
More Greenhouse Gas Emissions Warmer Atmosphere
What are some natural processes that can be affected by a warmer atmosphere?
What are the impacts of a warmer atmosphere on the water cycle?
How would a warmer atmosphere affect the oceans?
What are possible environmental effects of warmer oceans?
What are some impacts of climate change that are specific to the tropical islands? Warmer Atmosphere Warmer Oceans Sea Level Rise Change in Evaporation Precipitation
Habitat Shift Activity
How do these impacts of climate change affect humans?