Greenhouse Effect Models

Models can be an effective way of teaching climate change in an age when its very existence is in denial. Guide your students through the creation of a model that will demonstrate the effect of increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This activity from Teach Engineering involves five major student-led investigations and two teacher demonstrations. These activities are all hands-on […]

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The Denial of Climate Change

Ever wonder why so many people adamantly deny the existence of climate change? With the mountain of evidence that scientists contribute to every day, why do so many continue to believe that it’s all a hoax? Well, I have a few ideas that I’ll share. It may not just be the unwillingness of the climate change deniers to listen. It […]

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Graphing Global Temperatures

Mathematical computational thinking is an essential part of science education that is often ignored. In this activity, students will use graphs to make inferences about changing global temperatures over the last 150 years. This activity comes from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and they made a great guide you can check out. Grade(s): 5-7, 8-12

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Greenhouse Gas Simulation

The impact that greenhouse gases have on the earth cannot be understated. Giving your students a hands-on experiment can be a great way to help them understand the impact that pollution has on global temperatures. Share a fun and engaging experiment that will demonstrate the concept of greenhouse gases and the effect they have on earth’s temperatures. This activity comes […]

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