Climate Change Webquest
This web-quest is designed to explore the controversial topic of climate change.
With so much information in the media about climate change, it can be hard to distinguish myth from reality. Your group will explore how serious the problem of climate change is and what steps you can take to reduce your impact on the environment.
Each group (no more than 5) will also create a presentation that provides information about climate change and ways people can reduce their impact on the environment. Your presentation must include a Google document that answers all the questions in the three tasks, written in MLA format with a citation page and a set of slides (minimum of 15 with a citation slide in MLA format) that summarizes what you learned in this web-quest.
- Weather refers to atmospheric conditions that occur locally over short periods of time—from minutes to hours or days. Familiar examples include rain, snow, clouds, winds, floods, or thunderstorms.
- Climate, on the other hand, refers to the long-term (usually at least 30 years) regional or even global average of temperature, humidity, and rainfall patterns over seasons, years, or decades.
- Global warming is the long-term heating of Earth’s surface observed since the pre-industrial period (between 1850 and 1900) due to human activities, primarily fossil fuel burning, which increases heat-trapping greenhouse gas levels in Earth’s atmosphere.
- Climate change is a long-term change in the average weather patterns that have come to define Earth’s local, regional and global climates. These changes have a broad range of observed effects that are synonymous with the term.
Use the buttons below to complete each of the three tasks.