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In this lesson, students research nuclear energy and advocate for its expansion or contraction in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Students form policy proposals and compromise on the best path forward.


Step 1 - Inquire: Students discuss rising global temperatures.


Step 2 - Investigate: In groups, students research nuclear fission technology and form a policy proposal advocating for or against more nuclear energy.


Step 3 - Inspire: Students meet with another group to collaboratively design a future energy policy.

Grade 9-12
Subject Social Studies,Civics
Resource Type Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students explore the effectiveness, co-benefits, and equity of climate solutions and create a climate action scenario to limit global warming to 1.5°C using Climate Interactive’s En-ROADS simulator.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students wonder about the composition of the atmosphere and analyze the relationship between global temperature and atmospheric CO2.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students become familiar with the En-ROADS simulator and explore the real-world impact of different climate actions, including the co-benefits, equity considerations, and effect on global temperature.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students create an En-ROADS scenario of effective and equitable climate actions that limits the rise in global temperature to 1.5°C by the year 2100.
Grade 9-12
Subject Science,Social Studies,Engineering
Resource Type Lesson Plan