Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect: Grades 7-8

Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect: Grades 7-8


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Students explore this crucial topic in a wide variety of formats, from hands-on science activities and experiments to a simulation game, analysis of articles, a story about an island threatened by rising sea levels, and a world conference on global warming. The unit helps students see environmental problems from different points of view. Extensive background for the teacher is provided.

Author Biography: Colin Hocking currently lives in Australia. He is also the author of the GEMS guide Acid Rain, $18.00, 0-924886-14-5

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780924886652
Publisher: University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science
Publication date: 04/01/2002
Series: Great Explorations in Math and Science S
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 8.26(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

Time Frame3
Session 1What Have You Heard About the Greenhouse Effect?5
Session 2Modeling The Greenhouse Effect17
Session 3The Global Warming Game29
Session 4Detecting Carbon Dioxide59
Session 5Sources of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere77
Session 6Changes On Noua's Island93
Session 7The Worldwide Effects of Climate Change109
Session 8World Conference on Global Warming119
Behind the Scenes125
Literature Connections150
Assessment Suggestions153
Summary Outlines154

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