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Climate and Climate Change

Climate is the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period. Climate and weather are not the same thing. Weather is what the forecasters on the TV news predict each day. They tell people about the temperature, cloudiness, humidity, and whether a storm is likely in the next few days. In contrast, climate is the average weather in a place over many years.


Material

Day 1 – Introduction
Day 2 – Virtual Textbook
Enrichment

Videos

4:09 Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye | National Geographic

7:33 Why People Don’t Believe In Climate Science

4:36 Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?

 


Compare Contrast and Debate

Background: type the context for debate here …..

  • Position A: type position A here ….
  • Position B: type position B here ….

Instructor Resources

Standard Daily Material
  • Day 1 – Standard material – introduction day
  • Day 2 – Standard material – reading day
  • Day 3 – Standard material – make a presentation
  • Day 4 – Standard material – give a presentation
  • Extra! – Enrichment and remediation options
Other Topic Specific Resources

Special Notes and Notices

Instructor Emphasis:

  • Science & Engineering Practice: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information.
  • Cross-Cutting Concept: Patterns.