Creating a Climate Change Seminar for Project-Based Learning There are 14 points of interest (POI) in the Climate Change Field Trip. Divide the class into appropriate groups if needed and assign individuals or groups one of the POIs to further research. They should provide images, captions, and text, to create a slideshow that delves deeper into their topic. Then, hold a Climate Change Seminar for the school. Travel through the Maps 101 Field Trip and stop along the way to allow students to show their expanded research on each point of interest. After the seminar presentation, hold a Q&A session and allow your students to be the “experts” to answer the questions from the audience. If there are any questions that need additional research, write down the questions and have your experts research to find the answers. Then, create a newsletter that asks and answers these questions and distribute it to attendees.
Summarizing Project this week’s map of iceberg tracks on the board. Referring to the map and what students have learned in the GNN article on “Melting Antarctica” and the iceberg infographic, ask them to summarize how icebergs form and explain what an ice shelf is.
Asking and Answering Questions to Make Maps Have students develop their own inquiries as to why a map like this week’s is helpful to scientists. Then, have them research to answer their own questions. Once they understand the characteristics that make maps important, they can then create their own maps. Have them decide what they think would also be helpful to scientists as a map. Make sure they explain in a paragraph why they think the subject of their map is important, and include it in the map key. Display their maps in class.