Big Ideas Of Science
Average Learning Time
This inclusive environmental ILS was designed implementing the scientific impact approach. This activity is about Climate Change and the controversy around it about being a reality or not. Students are invited to do a small basic research to decide for themselves weather they believe in Climate change or not. After this process is complete, students are invited to participate in a debate and support their opinion using concrete arguments.
After this activity, students should be able to:
- Understand the basic science behind climate change
- Understand the impact of human emissions on our climate
- Describe briefly the main consequences of raising temperatures
This activity may be used as a standalone project. At the same time, if a teacher would like to design a holistic engaging student’s enterprise “Is Climate Change real?” (for secondary and primary education schools) a set of three lessons could be used as a starting point.
The students can launch with understanding the importance of Climate Change what is really happening (Looking At The Science Behind The Debate). Then they may engage in an artistic activity to communicate what Climate change mean to them (An artistic point of view). Finally, they can participate in an open schooling-designed activity during which they can raise awareness about Climate Change in their own community (Spreading the word to your local community).
The ILS design is following the principles of the universal design for learning (UDL) for inclusive learning.
Reviewers: Maria Luísa Almeida and Rosa Doran
This activity was developed in the framework of the InSTEAM project.
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