This interactive textbook lesson includes text, data, and a video about the impact of continued global warming on the planet.
Review questions and an interactive quiz will help students to reflect on the information in the lesson.
The resource clearly outlines what will happen to life on Earth if global temperatures continue to rise.
The quiz at the end of the chapter allows students and teachers to gain immediate feedback.
Teachers can edit and add additional resources to the chapter.
When signed in, students have access to a toolbar, which allows them to highlight, take notes, and view additional information.
Students should have an understanding of climate change.
Students should be able to read and interpret picture data.
Teachers and students must sign in to use some of the interactive features.
The video was published in 2011, so teachers may want to select more recent videos to show with the lesson.
Teachers could use the Review questions as writing prompts for student science journals.
Creative writing students could write two versions of the same short story set in the year 2100. In one version global temperatures will have risen 5°C and in the other version, humans will have stopped emitting greenhouse gases, putting an end to global warming.
Students can explore this resource to understand the state of CO2. Although the model limits prediction to 2050s, recent models like CMIP6 could predict the warmings to 2100 scenarios accurately. This resource is recommended.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.