ERIC Number: ED380294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Global Warming & the Greenhouse Effect. Grades 7-10. Teacher's Guide. Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS).
Hocking, Colin; And Others
This series of educational activities is intended to help teachers communicate basic scientific concepts related to global warming and the greenhouse effect to students grades 7-10. Seven sessions provide laboratory activities, simulations, and discussions that can be used to improve student understanding of a number of important scientific concepts, including the molecular model of heat, ways in which energy is transferred, how objects attain a stable temperature, and the structure of the atmosphere. Activities encourage students to apply scientific knowledge to considerations of the social and ecological consequences of global warming. Section titles are: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Time Frame"; (3) "Session 1: What Have You Heard About the Greenhouse Effect?"; (4) "Session 2: Modeling The Greenhouse Effect"; (5) "Session 3: The Global Warming Game"; (6) "Session 4: Detecting Carbon Dioxide"; (7) "Session 5: Sources of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere"; (8) "Session 6: Changes On Noua's Island"; (9) "Session 7: The Worldwide Effects of Climate Change"; (10) "Session 8: World Conference on Global Warming"; (11) "Going Further" (nine extension activities); (12) "Behind the Scenes" (background reading for teachers); (13) "Resources" (33 entries); (14) "Literature Connections" (10 fiction and non-fiction); and (15) "Summary Outlines." (LZ)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Climate Change, Environmental Education, Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Physics, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts, Secondary Education
Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS), Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.