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Global Warming

Topic

Global Warming

Subject

Science

Grades

6-12

Overview:  Introduces causal loop diagrams as a way of representing feedback loops that affect global warming.  A 4 page worksheet designed for use with students who have little or no prior skill with CLDs.

ST Concepts & Habits

Concepts:

  • Reinforcing Feedback

  • Balancing Feedback

ST Tools

  • Causal Loop Diagrams

Standards

Energy in the Earth system (Nat. Science Ed. Standards)

Systems, order, and organization (NSES)

Environmental Quality

Implemented by: Ethan Medley, Don DeSpain

Submitted by: Dave Hamilton

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