Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect: Grades 7-8

Overview

Students explore this crucial topic in a wide variety of formats, from hands-on science activities and experiments to a simulation game, analysis of articles, a story about an island threatened by rising sea levels, and a world conference on global warming. The unit helps students see environmental problems from different points of view. Extensive background for the teacher is provided.

Author Biography: Colin Hocking currently lives in Australia. He is also the author of the ...

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Overview

Students explore this crucial topic in a wide variety of formats, from hands-on science activities and experiments to a simulation game, analysis of articles, a story about an island threatened by rising sea levels, and a world conference on global warming. The unit helps students see environmental problems from different points of view. Extensive background for the teacher is provided.

Author Biography: Colin Hocking currently lives in Australia. He is also the author of the GEMS guide Acid Rain, $18.00, 0-924886-14-5

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780924886652
  • Publisher: University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Publication date: 4/1/2002
  • Series: Great Explorations in Math and Science S
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Time Frame 3
Session 1 What Have You Heard About the Greenhouse Effect? 5
Session 2 Modeling The Greenhouse Effect 17
Session 3 The Global Warming Game 29
Session 4 Detecting Carbon Dioxide 59
Session 5 Sources of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere 77
Session 6 Changes On Noua's Island 93
Session 7 The Worldwide Effects of Climate Change 109
Session 8 World Conference on Global Warming 119
Behind the Scenes 125
Resources 146
Literature Connections 150
Assessment Suggestions 153
Summary Outlines 154
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