Climate Change & Agriculture
Overview:Climate change is an important topic to understand, especially in relationship to what is happening locally here in New Mexico. In this unit, we will study the general causes of climate change, discuss feedback loops that are important to climate change, analyze related graphs and consider climate change in New Mexico as it relates to food security.
Pacing Guide: click this link to see the pacing guide for the Climate Change & Agriculture unit.
Week 1: Introduction to climate change, carbon cycle and building a base model
Week 2: Carbon Cycle & Climate Change
Week 3: Feedback Loops & Albedo Effect
Week 4: Carbon footprint & food miles
Week 5: Understanding graphs, continue with climate change model
Week 6: Data collection & analysis
For Student Roundtable- student projects that will be presented
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