Several Mount Rainier Teacher-Rangers creating a living concept web with string and posters to illustrate the effects of climate change as part of the Cascading Effects lesson plan.
In this lesson students will learn about potential impacts of climate change in Mount Rainier National Park and communicate these potential impacts to their peers through a concept web activity. This lesson will lead into Enviro-Ethics where students will develop a "Personal Code of Environmental Ethics" for exploring and enjoying the natural world while reducing their ecological and carbon footprint.
5 - 12
Read case studies about potential impacts and Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change reports and summarize important details using words and/or labeled diagrams.
Identify ways in which organisms may be affected by climate change.
Explain how components of an ecosystem are interdependent.
Use a variety of media to communicate their understanding to peers.
Explain why understanding climate change is important.
Make choices to mitigate or reduce potential negative impacts of climate change.