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This series of activities demonstrates some effects of rising levels of greenhouse gases on climate. Specifically, it shows how an increase of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere raises temperatures; higher temperatures affect the water cycle, and rising sea levels could affect coastal areas as a result of glacial and polar ice melt. Although these activities are designed to teach specific skills and knowledge through scientific inquiry, their broader intent is to stimulate thought and discussion about the long-term impacts of a warmer planet. Through their participation in these three activities, students will: observe and describe changes within three ecosystem models as variables are changed, explain the relationship between the models and the real world, and make predictions about future climate changes and some of their potential impacts on Earth, based on these understandings. This module is one of twelve of an overall series entitled The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.
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Adobe Acrobat reader
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These materials may be freely used. It is requested that credit be given to the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-575
This resource is part of 'Institute for Global Environmental Strategies'
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Author: Julia H. Berry
St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School