Original design team: University of Cyprus
Intended student ages: 16 years old
Language of the LE: Greek, English
Length of the enactment: 16, 120-minute lessons
Topics covered: Environmental education, Biology, Climate change, Greenhouse effect
Scenario: During the last decades, changes regarding earth’s climate have been recorded worldwide. Over the next few weeks we will organize a conference that will deal with the issue of climate change. Getting prepared for the conference, we will need to search for information about phenomena relating to climate that are of global concern, as characterized by scientists, explain to public why these are considered to be extreme and dangerous for human survival, organise a public debate about the causes of climate change and suggest ways for dealing with climate change. Your mission is to get prepared for the conference following the steps described below: (a) Produce brochures for informing the public about extreme weather conditions related to climate change, (b) Record the mechanism with which the temperature on the earth’s surface is formed, (c) Support and construct arguments in favour of one of the following two claims: Is global warming man-made or natural? and, (d) Form a methodology for taking decisions concerning measures that will help us deal with climate change. Your suggestions will have to be announced and discussed in public, during the conference.
Teacher's guide: Download the English version of the teacher's guide.
- Dr. Constantinos P. Constantinou, Associate Professor, e-mail address
- Link to the LWG website
- Download a one-page leaflet here.
- Please cite the teacher's guide as: Constantinou, C. P., Papadouris, N., Michael, G., Iordanou, K., Avraam, C., & Siakidou, E. (2010). Is global warming man-made or natural? [Teacher’s Guide]. Cyprus: University of Cyprus. Retreived from http://www.coreflect.org
- Please cite the learning environment as: Constantinou, C. P., Papadouris, N., Michael, G., Iordanou, K., Avraam, C., & Siakidou, E. (2010). Is global warming man-made or natural? [Computer software]. Cyprus: University of Cyprus. Retreived from http://www.coreflect.org