• Day 1

     Part 1: “Majestic Planet”

    Follow this link: http://climate.nasa.gov/climate-reel

    Watch the video titled: Majestic Planet to get a sense of the beauty Earth has to offer.

    Reflection: Write a personal comment about the video below:

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    Part 2: "Temperature Puzzle" 

    Follow this link: https://climate.nasa.gov/climate_resources/42/

     Watch the video titled: Temperature Puzzle and answer the questions below.

    1. What is the hottest decade ever recorded? ________________________________________
    2. How many years ago did they start keeping temperature records? ______________________
    3. Since 1880 how many degrees hotter has the Earth been? ____________________________
    4. What technology does NASA use to make their hypothesis about climate change? ___________________________________________________________________________
    5. NASA satellites measure the sun’s energy. Summarize their findings below:

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    NASA also measures the earth’s brightness. What is happening to some of the areas that reflect back large amounts of light? ___________________________________________________________________________

          6. Cloud cover also plays a role in the ability of Earth to reflect light back. Water vapor is considered to be the world’s most abundant _______________________________.

          7. _______________________________ is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas and the biggest contribution to global warming.

          8. Burning _______________________________ releases large amounts of carbon dioxide into the air.

          9. Draw a picture of each of the 4 other greenhouse gas (GHG) molecules at 4:47.

     

     

     

     

     

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    10. What do the computer models predict is going to happen if the temperature if earth continues to rise? _____________________________________________________________________

     

    FYI---Global warming is the term used to describe the current increase in the Earth's average temperatureClimate change refers not only to global changes in temperature but also to changes in wind, precipitation, the length of seasons as well as the strength and frequency of extreme weather events like droughts and floods.

    Day 2 

    Part 3: Carbon

    Follow this link: http://climatekids.nasa.gov/carbon/  

    Read the web-page and find the answers to the following questions.

    1. What is a fossil fuel? __________________________________________________________________________
    2. Draw a picture like the one below showing the carbon/oxygen exchange that occurs between animals and plants.

     Respiration

     

    3. On this website: https://climatekids.nasa.gov/carbon/

    Look at this image of how oil and natural gas forms.

    SUMMARIZE the information and then fill in the captions below each picture.

     Oil and Natural Gas Formation

     

     

    1. Is the carbon in the air good or bad? How do you know/Why?

     

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    5.Go to: https://climatekids.nasa.gov/time-machine/

    Scroll through each of the following to find if each of the following has INCREASED or DECREASED.

    Climate Time Machine

     

     

    REMEMBER: THE LAW OF CONSERVATION STATES: MATTER CANNOT BE CREATED OR DESTROYED

    Since matter cannot be created or destroyed what happens to the stored carbon in fossil fuels when they’re burned? ___________________________________________________________________________


    Day 3

    Part 4: Research your IMPACT on the Environment

    Log onto the following website https://www.earthday.org/take-action/footprint-calculator/

    Complete the questions to see your personal impact on the environment.

    ENTER YOUR DETAILED INFORMATION for more accurate answers..

    Then answer the following questions.

    1) If everyone lived like you, we’d need _______ Planet Earths to provide enough resources.

    2) To support your lifestyle, it takes ___________ global acres of the Earth’s productive area.

    3) What percent of your Ecological Footprint is spent on:

                Food: __________                          Goods: ____________

                Shelter: __________                       Services: ___________

                Mobility: ___________

    4) In what areas do you think you could personally reduce your ecological impact on the earth and how would you do this?

                 

    Part 5-Reducing our IMPACT on the Environment—Reducing Greenhouse Gases

    Use the following links to help you create a list of measures you can take in order to help reduce your impact on the environment. 

    Please organize your ideas in the boxes below.

    Feel free to research additional resources if you have time.

     

    ü http://cotap.org/reduce-carbon-footprint/

    ü https://www.retailpackaging.com/blog/2013/02/27-ways-to-prevent-climate-change-a-guide-for-independent-retailers

    ü https://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/the-one-best-thing-everyone-could-do-to-slow-down-climate-change/

    https://www.epa.gov/climate-research

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