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Climate Change

Type : Virtual School Program
Grade : 10
Duration : 55 minutes
Price : Recording available for free by request
Language : English only

Understand the complex connections between human activity, greenhouse gases, heat transfer and climate change. Explore the foundations of climate science by investigating ice core data, reviewing scientific models and more!


Curriculum Connections:

Strand : Earth and Space Science
D1.2 Assess, on the basis of research, the effectiveness of some current individual, regional, national, or international initiatives that address the issue of climate change
D2.1 Use appropriate terminology related to climate change, including, but not limited to: albedo, anthropogenic, atmosphere, cycles, heat sinks, and hydrosphere
D2.3 Analyse different sources of scientific data for evidence of natural climate change and climate change influenced by human activity
D2.4 Investigate a popular hypothesis on a cause and-effect relationship having to do with climate change
D3.1 Describe the principal components of Earth’s climate system and how the system works
D3.2 Describe and explain heat transfer in the hydrosphere and atmosphere and its effects on air and water currents
D3.4 Identify natural phenomena and human activities known to affect climate, and describe the role of both in Canada’s contribution to climate change
D3.5 Describe the principal sources and sinks, both natural and/or anthropogenic, of greenhouse gases
D3.6 Describe how different carbon and nitrogen compounds influence the trapping of heat in the atmosphere and hydrosphere
D3.7 Describe, in general terms, the causes and effects of the anthropogenic greenhouse effect, the depletion of stratospheric and tropospheric ozone, and the formation of ground-level ozone and smog
D3.8 Identify and describe indicators of global climate change
Strand : Earth and Space Science
D1.2 Analyse ways in which human actions have increased or decreased the production of greenhouse gases
D2.1 Use appropriate terminology related to Earth’s dynamic climate, including, but not limited to: anthropogenic, atmosphere, carbon footprint, carbon sink, climate, greenhouse gases, hydrosphere, and weather
D2.2 Investigate the principles of the natural greenhouse effect, using simulations, diagrams, and/or models, and compare these principles to those of an actual greenhouse
D2.5 Investigate their personal carbon footprint, using a computer simulation or numerical data, and plan a course of action to reduce their footprint
D3.1 Describe the principal components of Earth’s climate system
D3.2 Describe the natural greenhouse effect, its importance for life, and the difference between it and the anthropogenic greenhouse effect
D3.4 Identify different greenhouse gases and explain how they are produced naturally in the environment
D3.5 Describe methods by which greenhouse gases are produced by humans
D3.6 Identify the natural and human causes of climate change in the world and, in particular, how Canada contributes to climate change
D3.7 Identify indicators of global climate change
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