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Combating Global Warming Mind Map

Media Learning Fundamentals

An attractive concept/mind map that illustrates various human strategies for responding to climate change. It was developed by a psychologist and not by an educator or scientist but can be used to inspire discussion and artistic representations of the human dimension to climate and energy issues.

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ngssSee how this Static Visualization supports the Next Generation Science Standards»
Middle School: 1 Disciplinary Core Idea, 1 Cross Cutting Concept
High School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 1 Cross Cutting Concept

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Make this graphic into a poster and hang it in your classroom, or better yet, have students develop their own posters.
  • Could be used as a (pre-post) assessment tool to gauge students' understanding of a problem.

About the Science

  • Addresses a variety of solutions for combating global warming.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • It is best seen as an example of how mind maps can be used to summarize a number of related ideas with simple labels images and graphic design.
  • Very student-friendly synopsis of what one can do to reduce their carbon footprint.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

Next Generation Science Standards See how this Static Visualization supports:

Middle School

Disciplinary Core Ideas: 1

MS-ESS3.D:Global Climate Change

Cross Cutting Concepts: 1

Cause and effect

MS-C2:Cause and effect

High School

Disciplinary Core Ideas: 2

HS-ESS3.C:Human Impacts on Earth Systems

HS-ESS3.D1:Though the magnitudes of human impacts are greater than they have ever been, so too are human abilities to model, predict, and manage current and future impacts.

Cross Cutting Concepts: 1

Cause and effect

HS-C2:Cause and effect

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