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Middle School: 1 Science and Engineering Practice
High School: 1 Disciplinary Core Idea, 2 Cross Cutting Concepts, 2 Science and Engineering Practices
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy |
- Tell or show students that the various layers are explained under the "View Layer Information" button.
- Go through an example observation with students with the "Sea Level Rise" function.
- Areas of vulnerability may need explanation.
About the Science
- This map viewer is designed to provide federal, state, and local coastal resource managers and planners with a preliminary look at sea level rise and coastal flooding impacts.
- The viewer is a screening-level tool that uses best-available, nationally consistent datasets and analyses. Data and maps provided can be used at several scales to help estimate impacts and prioritize actions for different scenarios.
Comments from expert scientist:
- Lets user navigate map and apply different scenarios, the marsh migration of different scenarios, high tide flooding and vulnerability mapping
About the Pedagogy
- With maps of the US and its territories as its base, the viewer illustrates impacts of sea level rise from 0-6 feet on user-selected geographical locations. Additional layers provide information regarding level of confidence of projections, local scenarios, marsh areas, areas of social vulnerability, and flood frequency.
- A "view layer information" tab describes how to use each of the layers.
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- Excellent detailed graphics.
- Easy to use and interpret.
- Note that this is a Beta version (version 3.0) of NOAA's SLR viewer and therefore subject to change. Earlier version of the viewer can be accessed here https://coast.noaa.gov/slr/.
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Simulation/Interactive supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 1
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: 2
HS-C4.4:Models can be used to predict the behavior of a system, but these predictions have limited precision and reliability due to the assumptions and approximations inherent in models.
HS-C7.2:Change and rates of change can be quantified and modeled over very short or very long periods of time. Some system changes are irreversible.
Science and Engineering Practices: 2
HS-P2.6:Develop and/or use a model (including mathematical and computational) to generate data to support explanations, predict phenomena, analyze systems, and/or solve problems.
HS-P4.1:Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models (e.g., computational, mathematical) in order to make valid and reliable scientific claims or determine an optimal design solution.