Students take on the role of a leading amphibian researcher that is advising on the continued crisis of amphibians around the world. Students will assess the short and long-term impacts as well as the expected ripple effects to the global ecosystem.
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Students will work in groups to develop recommendations for the Texas State Legislature concerning drilling for natural gas in urban areas. Members of this body are concerned that the rush to meet rising and profitable energy demands will leave safety and environmental quality at risk.
Students will work in teams to investigate soot contamination, which may be a significant contributor to global climate change. It is posited that curbing soot contamination may be cheaper than controlling carbon dioxide, which stays in the atmosphere much longer than soot.
Students analyze the cause-and-effect relationships that exist among Earth systems as a result of rainforest destruction. The results of their analysis will serve as the talking points for the Secretary of State's keynote presentation at the upcoming International Congress on Forest Resources and should include the hazards of continued rain forest destruction and recommendations for future courses of action with supporting Earth systems information.
Students investigate sources of carbon monoxide and use NASA satellite data to determine concentration trends around the globe.
Students investigate a land use issue concerning a local wetland area. They will examine the factors for, and against, civic development and complete an ESS analysis to define the impacts.
Based on observed and potential climate change, student groups are tasked with creating and presenting an Earth system analysis of the slowing or stoppage of the thermohaline circulation system (THC).
In this activity, students investigate global climate change and make predictions, inferences, or other appropriate determinations about the climate.
In this activity, students conduct research to determine what trend, if any, can be established for spring algal bloom size in North American coastal regions over the last decade. They will include an Earth System Science Analysis exploring links to changes in sea surface temperatures and potential local implications of their findings in their report.
Students conduct research to detail the potential impacts of climate change in a specific region and suggest appropriate mitigation and adaptation strategies.
Students conduct research in order to estimate sea level rise along North Carolina's coasts in the next 50 years. Students will create an assessment report that outlines possible impacts from economic, social and political perspectives.
Students conduct research and develop a proposal for providing electricity to their community that makes use of the best energy resources, reduces carbon emissions, and maximizes efficiency.
Students develop a plan focused on the Martian poles to restore Mars to what it may once have been: warmer, wetter, with a greater atmospheric pressure.
Students research and investigate whether climate change has an impact on weather, especially as it relates to extreme events such as intense storms.