4. Impact, Adaptation, and Mitigation of Climate Change
Middle School Version 2011
Students will analyze the sources for climate data and will analyze this data to identify the impact of climate change on physical and biological systems. Students will identify, compare, and contrast adaptation and mitigation strategies.
4.3.1 Station Task Cards
4.3.2 Student Handout: Impact on Physical Systems
4.3.3 Student Handout: Impact on Biological Systems
4.3.4 Station Graphs for Physical Systems
4.3.5 Station Graphs for Biological Systems
Optional video and audio
A video story about how 8-foot long ice core samples extracted from deep in the ice layer
of Antarctica hold key evidence of rapidly changing climactic conditions.
A story about the impact of climate change on pikas and how young students from Oakland, CA are helping with research.