8th Grade Science FOSS Unit: Weather and Water (What Makes Weather Happen?)
I-Check Test – Dec 12 Inv 9 Climate over Time
Investigation 9: Climate over Time
Weather is the condition of the atmosphere at a specific time and location; the climate is the average weather in a region over a long period of time.
Climate can change over time because of natural Earth cycles and human-induced changes.
When greenhouse-gas concentrations in the atmosphere increase, the global temperature rises.
Human activity can affect Earth’s weather and climate.
Inv 9 Part 1 Climate Change?
Focus Q 9.1 – How have climates changed over time?
Students will demonstrate that has changed over time by:
Reviewing/analyzing factors that affect climate
Analyze climate graphs for two different time periods
Review online resource that explores paleoclimatology
Winter Science Map Test
Inv 9 Part 2 The Role of Carbon Dioxide
Focus Q 9.2 – How do greenhouse gases in the atmosphere affect Earth’s temperature?
Students will demonstrate that greenhouse gases may have affected Earth’s temperature by:
Reviewing/analyze the relationship between carbon dioxide and temperature graphs
Use online simulation to study patterns of average temperature and carbon dioxide over time
Read and analyze the article, “Climates: Past, Present, and Future”
Analyze video, “Carbon Cycle”
Includes: Notebook Sheet 48, Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere
Inv 9 Part 3 Climate in the News
Focus Q 9.3 – What are the effects of a slight rise in global temperature?
Students will demonstrate that there could be environmental changes if there is a slight rise in global temperature by:
Analyzing video, “Climate Change Basics”
Reading and categorize news articles about climate change
Consider and discuss possible solutions for climate change
Includes: Notebook Sheets 49, Headline Activity
Inv 9 Test
Inv 10.1 Weather Maps
I've included a link for the students to access the FOSS Web for science class. This is a general access for all students at this time. Individual students access will be available at a later date.
PW: Science 2019