Learn about the Global Warming Debate
Easy Ideas for Kids
By Stossel in the Classroom: 2009 Edition with introduction by Laura Young and Hope Boyarsky
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Over the last few years many politicians, news programs, and even movies have examined the concerns around global climate change and global warming. As an issue that mostly effects our future generations, it is important that today’s children are well-informed on the subject.
This excerpt from Stossel in the Classroom: 2009 Edition lists a bunch of activities kids can do to discover more about global warming. The following suggestions were designed to educate kids about all sides of the global warming debate in a fun and interactive way.
These are great Earth Day projects to do at both home and at school. For more ideas on how to involve your children in the conversation about the environment, please visit our main Earth Day section on Kaboose.
Create a climate timeline.
Research the history of climate change, from the ice age until now. Develop a timeline on poster board. What conclusions can you draw based on that research? How does that affect your view about global warming?
Write a report on the global warming argument.
Use the internet to look up this headline: “31,000 scientists reject 'global warming' agenda.” Research this issue and make an oral report or write an essay explaining its significance.
Get both sides of the story.
One of the points John Stossel makes in the video is that there are two sides to the global warming story. Think about what was discussed in the video. We were told that polar bears were drowning and also that the polar bear population was stable or increasing. Research the reports on drowning polar bears. You will find that there are different explanations for the drowning polar bears. Report to your class or family on those differing explanations.