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ERIC Number: EJ1120804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
A Rising Tide
Nation, Molly Trendell; Feldman, Allan; Wang, Ping
Science Teacher, v82 n6 p34-40 Sep 2015
Global climate change and its effects are real and immediate. Students must gain an understanding of climate science so they can participate in public debate about how to reduce the emission of heat-trapping gases and how their communities can mitigate the effects of global warming. In this activity, students model these effects on Earth's oceans and predict sea-level rise due to thermal expansion. They then compare their predictions with those of IPCC scientists and see how a simple laboratory activity can model global phenomena. In addition, this investigation allows students to make real-world connections about sea-level rise in a place-based setting, make predictions about the future for coastal regions, and engage in authentic collaborative science practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL1316782