*ch. 9. climate change (~ 1 week). prepare a group presentation addressing the below issues.
a goal of this assignment is to develop your science / information literacy & skepticism, where your group will prepare a 5 - 15 minute presentation on one of the below topics.
9.1 describe the basis of the below possible determinants of climate
a. correlation of global temperature and
i. atmospheric carbon dioxide
ii. earth's orbit
iii. cavaet: spurious correlation; i.e. correlation versus causation; optional: how to differeniate ? e.g. Hill or Koch
b. internet search for how the below factors are associated with climate change; clarify cause versus effect
ii. ocean currents
iii. atmospheric river
9.2 what is "positive feedback" ? examples of positive feedback in climate change [internet seach]
9.3 what is "manufacture confusion / controversy" in the context of climate change ? [internet search]
9.4 what are some cavaets / limitations / criticisms of climate change and corresponding counter argument. [internet search]
9.5 summarize / describe potential adverse (e.g. ngss chem textbook) and benefical impact of climate change. [internet search]
9.6 summarize cost / benefit analysis of CO2 emission mitigation. cost > benefit ? benefit > cost ? [internet search]
assignment rubric [23 points; 6 ec]
presentation rubric [12 points; 4 ec]
# points = 1 3 5 quantity of text / font size inappropriate appropriate citation(s) not done done clarity / organization poor satisfactory excellent response to questions poor satisfactory excellent
audience rubric [8 points]
# points = # questions asked by a group member (so identify your group, when you ask question(s))
maximum of 2 questions / group
maximum of 8 points in this category
potential multiple choice (MC) test questions based on your group's assignment [3 points; 2 ec]
# points = # "good" questions; e.g. link to designing "good" MC questions
write up to 5 MC questions with answer key
5 choices per MC question
MC questions based on presentation and / or audience Q & A session
due on the next class after your group's presentation; submit as Word email file attachment or email me the google docs link; include group member's names.
teacher will evaluate using the above rubrics.
prior to your group's presentation, write group members names on printout of this webpage and give to teacher.
FYI; "gateway" e.g. link