Global Warming & the Greenhouse
Written by Colin Hocking, Cary I.
Sneider, John Erickson,
and Richard Golden
The application of solid science to real-life conditionsand
the urgency of this resolvable environmental problemmake
this GEMS unit invaluable to teachers of young people whose
understanding of global warming may affect their lives and those
of their children.
Students explore this powerful environmental 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.
This GEMS guide has two major aims: to present the scientific
theories and evidence behind the phenomenon of global warming,
and to help students see environmental problems from different
points of viewfrom those of a remote, developing community
on an island in the Pacific to those of people who work in the
lumber and auto manufacturing industries.
Like the GEMS unit Acid Rain,
this guide seeks to provide students with a sense of empowerment
when facing complex environmental issues and to develop the
scientific skills with which to understand and contribute. Extensive
background for the teacher is provided.
Time: Eight or more 45- to 60-minute sessions.
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