Dr. Marco Tedesco did a nice job explaining albedo and how global warming is causing significant changes to the climate in the arctic. Now we are going to take a closer look at the explanation and science behind albedo.
Students are now going to do a more thorough analysis of the datasets within NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch within Google Earth.
We are going to use Global Forest Watch, GFW to look more closely at Tesso Nilo National Park, one of the areas Harrison Ford focused on during his work in Indonesia.
If time allows watch episode 1 in its entirety and then come back to the specific segments highlighted below. Have students work in small groups to answer the questions. Students need to record their answers in their science notebooks. You may want to show all clips in one day or separate them into two days. *Important Note* Provide students with these questions prior to viewing.
This section works best in a one to one computing environment. At the most you want no more than 2 students to a computer. Students will have to access YouTube to watch a video tutorial and each computer will need to have the most up-to-date version of Flashplayer (11 or higher) for the interactivity of the energy maps to work properly.