Global Warming and Climate Change by the Numbers - Great for Earth Day and Ecology
In this inquiry-based Earth Day-related project, students investigate global warming and climate change literally by the numbers. Students are given several numerical facts about global warming to explore for Earth Day or other climate study. Students create a presentation to show both causes and solutions of global warming by the numbers. For example, did you know that in the U.S. 90% of trips under two miles are traveled by car? If one out of 10 people switched to an alternative form of transportation, CO2 emissions would drop by 25.4 million tons per year. (Source:

This is a cross-curricular Earth Day lesson in science (global warming is part of new science standards), math (calculating larger impact for different populations and actions; graphing; working with statistics) and social studies (people, places, and environments) rolled into one engaging project. Use as part of your Earth Day celebrations or when studying global environments. Also available at 20% savings in climate change in the classroom bundle.

NOTE: This product was updated 2/25/16.

Included in this Guide
- Complete Teacher's Guide
- Materials list
- Ready-to-Use Student handouts including global warming facts, presentation guidelines, potential resources, and more
- Suggestions for extensions
- Sample of student poster

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Created: Aug 7, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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