Sustainable energy, Energy curriculum, Energy concepts
Climate change is a complex and interconnected global issue that cuts across many disciplines. This curriculum is aligned with national science and social studies standards and may be used in other classes as well. Appropriate disciplines are suggested for each lesson.
The 2-week unit begins with an introduction to climate change. During the first week, the foundation is laid for understanding some of the forces behind climate change. Students learn basic scientific phenomena related to climate change, beginning with the carbon cycle and the greenhouse effect and concluding with an analysis of different fuel types.
Facing the Future, Western Washington University, "Climate Change: Connestions and Solutions - An Interdisciplinary Curriculum Recommended for Grades 6-8" (2013). Facing the Future. 6.
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