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Reading comprehension pedagogical format lesson infusing content on the water cycle and global climate change. The tutorial integrates climate change as part of the water cycle focusing on precipitation intensity, runoff, and the Palmer Drought Severity Index.
Students are introduced to real climate forecasting models in the effort to investigate the possible global impacts. 3 major prediction models are investigated.
The activity begins by designating climate change into its 4 primary components. Background information is presented on the layers of the atmosphere and the importance of tropospheric changes.
The original college prep version of the article on the water cycle and climate change is provided and is then broken down into specific sections noting key vocabulary terms. Specific sentences are pulled out of the original article with fill in the blank terminology prompts. Additionally, vocabulary check items are provided to reinforce terms, definitions, and scientific context.
3 climate maps directly related to the article are provided with the following tasks:
Changes in precipitation intensity map: assign sections of “storminess”
Change in runoff map: assign sections of “possible flooding” and “possible drought”
Change in Palmer Drought Severity Index map: assign sections of “possible drought” and “less drought”
The lesson concludes with a graphic organizer on the uncertainties of future climate prediction and well as summary concept questions.
Very special cut and paste, Smartboard, or Velcro and laminate activity that challenges many learners based on how the information is presented. The instructor decides the difficulty!
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.
Also, perfect for homeschooling!
WIDE RANGE OF ABILITY LEVELS! The application to a diverse body of learners, whether it be age or ability level, is predicated on the fact that the instructor determines the difficulty level of the whole activity or part of the activity based on what information is given and what information is not as well as how verbal questions are presented to the student(s).
This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your hydrology teaching library.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 5th – 10th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
Also used as reading comprehension preparatory lesson for state assessments.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”