6374:22045Share edittextuser=2787 post_id=22045 initial_post_id=0 thread_id=6374
World Wildlife Fund
Activity takes at least five 45-minute class periods.Discuss this Resource»
Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
Notes From Our Reviewers
The CLEAN collection is hand-picked and rigorously reviewed for scientific accuracy and classroom effectiveness.
Read what our review team had to say about this resource below or learn more about
how CLEAN reviews teaching materials
Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy |
- Portions of this lesson can be used independently.
- Consider using a local ecosystem for research if relevant data and information are available.
- Consider taking a field trip to the study site before you begin the exercise/research project.
About the Science
- An independent research project that focuses on changes in the ecosystem produced by climate change/global warming.
- Important to clarify for students the difference between climate change and climate variability.
- Many good references and supporting materials; suggestions for teachers as they guide students to conduct research.
- Comments from expert scientist: Biodiversity in ecosystems is a very "hands-on" topic that is readily accessible to most students/schools.
- This activity does an excellent job of encouraging students to appreciate this topic in their local environment – this is excellent.
- This develops excellent critical thinking skills, encourage hypothesis development for the scientific method, and also provides an engaging, practical atmosphere through field-trips.
About the Pedagogy
- Worksheets provide good scaffolding for student research.
- Teachers (or students) may have to find research websites for students although many are suggested.
- Student preconceptions are brainstormed in the first part of the lesson.
- Supplies knowledge prerequisites for both students and teachers.
Have you used these materials with your students? Do you have insights to share with other educators about their use? Please share with the community by adding a comment below.
Please use this space only for discussion about teaching with these particular materials.
For more general discussion about teaching climate literacy please use our general discussion boards.
To report a problem or direct a comment to the CLEAN project team please use our feedback form (or the feedback link at the bottom of every page).
Off-topic posts will be deleted.