Description: This app lesson will develop science students’ knowledge of climate change and pollution.
Instructional Objective: Students will first perform research and then develop fact-based presentations in response to arguments against global warming.
Step 1: Students, using the Skeptical Science app, will pick an argument that is skeptical of global warming. Students will then read the “skeptic” argument, counterpoints to the arguments, primary source documents, statistics, and other relevant information.
Step 2: Students will further research global warming facts and compile materials for a presentation using the Bing Search app.
Step 3: Students will pick one popular argument from someone who is skeptical of global warming and craft a persuasive presentation using the Microsoft PowerPoint app. The presentation must include information and stats gleaned from their research in step 2. (Teachers can require a “References” slide if appropriate.) The presentation’s focus first centers on presenting facts and then dissuading others from polluting the environment.