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.