Four students are discussing global climate change at lunch. Each one has different ideas and statements about it. You see that each student has a misconception about what is involved and happening with the changing global climate, and you realize that the students need more information.
Being a member of the peer tutorial group your job is to help them learn the correct information. It is your task to create a slide show, minibook, or other presentation for a lesson to teach them this information. Your presentation must include data, evidence, and information gathered from the Carbon & Climate unit you just completed.
- Molly: Global warming is not the same thing as global climate change. Global warming is not as bad and will not affect things like global climate change. Both can be caused by nature.
- José: Forests play an important role in keeping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. The trees will absorb it and this will help prevent climate change. Planting trees will stop climate change.
- Ahmed: The climate is changing due to the excess of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused by humans. If it weren’t for humans, none of this would be happening.
- Shawna: The whole issue is very confusing. There are no answers and nothing we can do. Nature controls the climate and we have to depend on nature to take care of it.
Criteria for Lesson:
- Each person has stated at least two ideas. You must address at least one of the ideas from each of the students. You do not need to address them in the same order they appear in the student statements.
- You do not have to use the students’ names in your lesson.
- If a student’s idea is true, you still need to justify it with evidence from your investigations.
- Your lesson should not recreate everything you just completed in the unit.
- The information should be comprehensive and cover the main points of carbon and the change. The students should receive enough information to validate or clear up what they have stated about climate change.
Planning Your Lesson:
Use the following to help you plan your final presentation.
- What type of presentation will you make to the students?
- Which idea (or ideas) from each student will you address?
- How will you teach the students the new information?
- What data from your journal or student pages will you need?
- Match the topic in the statements to activities you did in your journal to make sure you have included all information.
- What other information might you include?
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