Everyone Counts (post-assessment)
Let's Talk About It
This activity allows students to review ideas covered in the global resources unit, and also to reach conclusions regarding the importance of the global environment to their wellbeing. The following properties of global resources are covered in this activity.
- The sun is the source of Earth’s light, heat, and energy.
- Students are able to make a difference in their own health and that of the planet.
- The atmosphere allows sunlight to pass through and warm Earth’s surface.
- Global atmospheric change results from burning fossil fuels, releasing CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), and depletion of the ozone layer of Earth’s atmosphere.
- Increases in greenhouse gases could lead to rising temperatures on Earth, and also change the planet’s normal weather patterns. Over time, global warming could drastically change our climate and way of life. This could increase the risk of skin cancer and damage populations of plants, animals, and marine life.
Keywords: lesson | energy | sun | atmosphere | Earth | climate | global change | global warming | light | heat | sunlight | climate zone | ozone | fossil fuels
- Moreno N., and B. Tharp. (2011). The Science of Global Atmospheric Change Teacher’s Guide. Third edition. Baylor College of Medicine. ISBN: 978-1-888997-76-7.
- Graphic chart courtesy of Robert A. Rhode from data compiled at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, CC-BY-NC 3.0.
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Funded by the following grant(s)
My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932
Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education