In this lesson, students explore increased precipitation and sea level rise in New Jersey and advocate for a climate adaptation strategy.
Step 1 - Inquire: Students explore two interactive maps showing increased precipitation and sea level rise in New Jersey.
Step 2 - Investigate: Students learn the causes of increased precipitation and sea level rise in New Jersey.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students choose and advocate for a climate adaptation strategy by communicating to leaders in government and business.
In this lesson, students will learn the basics of sea level rise and extreme rainfall and how that specifically is impacting New Jersey. They will also be introduced to a variety of ideas and technology to combat the increased flooding due to these things. Finally, they will be inspired to take action and propose an idea that will benefit their local community. All the videos have been reviewed for accuracy. The two mapping tools also explain where they are getting their data from. This resource is recommended for teaching.
This lesson is aligned to New Jersey standards. Review the aligned standards directly in the lesson plan document and teacher slideshow.Discover more on the New Jersey Climate Education Hub.