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Our Role in Climate Change - Research and Report (6-8 Grade NGSS)

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MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.

Research and report on the evidence that human activities have caused climate change and some ways people can slow the process.

Our Role in Climate Change - Research and Report worksheet

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Fulfillment of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Performance Expectations - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century. [Clarification Statement: Examples of factors include human activities (such as fossil fuel combustion, cement production, and agricultural activity) and natural processes (such as changes in incoming solar radiation or volcanic activity). Examples of evidence can include tables, graphs, and maps of global and regional temperatures, atmospheric levels of gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, and the rates of human activities. Emphasis is on the major role that human activities play in causing the rise in global temperatures.]

Citing Research References

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When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.

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Amsel, Sheri. "Our Role in Climate Change - Research and Report (6-8 Grade NGSS)" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2022. December 5, 2022
< http://www.exploringnature.org/db/view/Our-Role-in-Climate-Change-Research-and-Report-6-8-Grade-NGSS >

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