Impacts of Climate Change

Students will create a model and conduct an experiment to determine how the melting of glaciers and sea ice will affect sea level. Students will also examine how computer simulations can analyze and describe the effects of climate change, including predictions of rise in sea levels, increased number and severity of hurricanes, and droughts. This lesson focuses particularly on developing skills in interpreting data from line graphs, bar graphs, and graphic images (all scientific models of data), and using interpretations to draw conclusions.

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