Josh Haner, The New York Times
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Middle School: 1 Cross Cutting Concept, 1 Science and Engineering Practice
High School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 1 Cross Cutting Concept, 1 Science and Engineering Practice
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- Resource includes a link to a New York Times article, "With the Deaths of Forests, A Loss of Key Climate Protectors", which goes into the science in greater depth. This article is part of a series of articles on the impacts of climate change on the planet. Educators should consider using the articles and their associated media.
About the Science
- Slideshow and its related media and story addresses the importance of the role of forests in the carbon cycle and threats to long-term survival of forests.
- Comments from expert scientist: If combined with the associated article, "With the Death of Forests, a a Loss of Key Climate Protectors." the slide show is valuable.
About the Pedagogy
- Resource components (slideshow, video, interactive maps and article) have good information and excellent visual quality. Best used as a package.
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Animation supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 2
HS-ESS3.C1:The sustainability of human societies and the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible management of natural resources.
HS-LS4.D:Biodiversity and Humans
Cross Cutting Concepts: 1
HS-C2.2:Cause and effect relationships can be suggested and predicted for complex natural and human designed systems by examining what is known about smaller scale mechanisms within the system.