Whether or not you believe in climate change or global warming, the most massive government report to date says otherwise so here are the Best 5 Science Projects for Kids on Climate Change to help them determine for themselves whether climate change is real, what effect it has on us and what changes their research recommends we can make.
One specific way to address the new government report on climate change is to have kids review the report themselves and conduct science projects so they can determine whether the climate is warming, what happens when it does, and what steps they can recommend from their research.
So here are the 5 Best Science Projects for Kids on Climate Change. These involve authentic investigation and factual information on climate change.
1) The new government mandated climate change report referred to on National Geographic and National Public Radio, November 2017, and says that Climate Change is affecting the United States. In the NPR report it says, “Some of the clearest effects involve sea level rise. “Coastal flooding, you raise the mean level of the ocean, everything else equal you get more coastal flooding,” Alley says.
One item report notes that sea level has risen 7 to 8 inches since 1900, and 3 inches of that occurred since 1993. The report says that rate is faster than during any century over the past 2,800 years.
Have kids review all the data in the report themselves and do scale experiments on whether rising sea levels contribute to increased flooding during specific events such as hurricanes.
2) Have kids re-create hurricane events to scale and show whether or not warmer ocean water correlates with stronger hurricane categories based on how hurricanes reduce their force as they gather cooler water from deeper water.
3) If the climate is warming does it contribute to increased number of forest fires? Have them research the fires that happened in 2017 in northern California, and other fires in previous years and see, what if any contributions climate warming would have on the intensity of those fires, and whether or not there is any relationship at all.
5) What are greenhouse gas emissions and do they affect the planet in any way? On the land, in the air, and the overall climate itself? Let students discover this in a science project with their own hypothesis.
It is easy to re-create greenhouse gas emissions and here is a basic video that was shared on the National Geographic website telling all about greenhouse gas emissions that students could watch:
What’s the takeaway for students? Anytime we get students engaged in science and technology, it benefits everyone. Students can separate fact from fiction on their own, learn to think critically and create a better future for themselves and the planet. The global solutions kids are creating today make them stellar global citizens and solve our most serious problems.
Kids are naturally curious about whether climate affects their day to day lives. They can prove or disprove climate change whether it has any effects on their own and letting them do just that teaches them more than we ever could. Climate change is a huge topic for discussion and one that parents and teachers can easily discuss once students conduct any of these Best 5 Science Projects for Kids on Climate Change.
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