Climate Change Poster, Postcard, & PSA Challenge – Due June 1, 2018
After completing your “Climate Change Essay”, select only one of the challenges bellow to complete. Compile information from various sources such as assigned readings, videos & field research (trip to the UN) that helped you to learn about climate change. Develop a logical argument that supports why “Climate Change” is occurring. Choose one of the challenges as your “final art project”. Your focus is to educate students about the damage of climate change or what they can do to prevent climate change.
Working with Ms. Jennings, Ms. McGarell or Ms. Bourne, your art teacher complete a sketch of your “art piece”, when it is approved you can select one or both of the following pieces of work as your final piece:
Poster Challenge 1: Create a posters to educate your family, friends and community about climate change and what they can do to help reach our 2030 goal. These original posters should carry a theme, and will be mounted and posted throughout our school and community as well as given to family and friends.
PSA Challenge 2: Create an original PSA to help Middle School Students understand: What is Climate Change? Explain the impact Climate Change has on the environment? give specific examples as to what they can do to learn more about climate change and to meet our 2030 goal.
All students must create a “Post Card” from their sketch and submit this piece of art with their essay.
Climate Change Essay: Due May 25, 2018
Using information from the UN website, the Environmental Protection Agency, the book Climate Change and other resources in class and on this website write a five paragraph essay that explains the six climate change indicators in the United States. Explain each indicator and how they affect the environment? For each indicator discuss at least one affect. Write each paragraph with evidence from your research, remember to cite your source.
1st Paragraph – Explain the Science of Climate Change. What is climate change? Paragraph 1 Sentence Starter: Climate change is…….
2nd Paragraph Sentence Starter: According to ……. there are several indicators that scientist investigate when they research climate change.The 1st indicator is….. the affects of this indicator is……. the 2nd indicator is …the affects of this indicator is…….the 3rd indicator is ….the affects of this indicator is…….
3rd Paragraph Sentence Starter: According to…… the 4th indicator is ….. the affects of this indicator is…..the 5th indicator is… the affects of this indicator is…..and the 6th indicator is….the affects of this indicator is…..
4th Paragraph, explain what we can do about Climate Change? What do you recommend for individuals and countries to do in order to reduce the release of greenhouse gases?
5th Paragraph Summarize what you have learned about climate change and the cause, as well as what your recommendations are for educating young people in middle school about climate change. Explain why are so many countries and organizations are working to educate people and corporations about Climate Change?
Resources to help you write your essay.
From the U.S.Department of Energy
Kids can learn about energy, energy sources, using and saving energy, and history of energy. Check out the games and activities.
From the US Environmental Protection Agency
Check out the interactive games, quizzes, and learning modules.
Kids Saving Energy
From the U.S.Department of Energy
Games, tips, and facts just for kids who want to save energy.
Student Information on Climate Change
From the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
This page focuses on resources for students learning about climate change. We have gathered links to scientific data on climate change, activities to accent lesson plans, and background information on topics related to climate change–such as greenhouse gas effect.
Climate Change Games: You can play these games in order to better understand Climate Change.
Understanding Climate Change: Scientist & Students Speaks