Scope of the Lesson:
One of the challenges facing educators of climate change is the spatial and temporal separation of the effects of climate change that is perceived by students. In order to help with these separation issues, students need to understand that climate change does not only impact the poles but can have significant local impacts as well. Accessed through the internet, WebWIMP is a Web-based, Water budget, Interactive Modeling Program that in essence is a simple climate model that can be used to predict some basic impacts of climate change at a given location.
A teacher guide with background information computer modeling and water budgets.
A 4-page student activity guide with background information.
FULL Answer Key included!
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Written using 5E Model - Updated with NGSS Connections.
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