Everyone Counts (post-assessment)
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In this activity, each student will write a persuasive letter on a topic related to protecting the atmosphere. Students will make comparisons, identify relationships, infer, and apply prior knowledge to new situations.
- Review the importance of our global environment to individual and global health. You may use the "Tips for Healthy Living" on page 3 of this unit’s Explorations magazine, or pages 34–35 in Mr. Slaptail’s Curious Contraption, or simply review the activities this unit’s teacher guide.
- Each student should select one issue presented in this unit and write a letter trying to convince someone to help protect the atmosphere and/or slow global atmospheric change.
- Return each student’s pre-assessment and have students examine their original answers. Then, have them use a different color pencil to circle any new answers, based on what they have learned in this unit. Discuss students’ changes as a group.
Keywords: lesson | post-assessment | energy | sun | atmosphere | Earth | climate | global change | global warming | climate change
- Moreno N., and B. Tharp. (2011). The Science of Global Atmospheric Change Teacher’s Guide. Third edition. Baylor College of Medicine. ISBN: 978-1-888997-76-7.
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Funded by the following grant(s)
My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932
Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education