Lesson Plan for Grades 6-12
How will rising sea levels impact coastal areas? What are current sea level rise projections, and how will they impact the high tides on local coastlines? In this lesson, students will use a spotting level to investigate coastal ecosystems and raise awareness about this impact of a changing climate. To follow up, students will discuss ways of reducing future sea level rise through individual and collective actions. Developed by former education coordinator, Liz Duff, these lesson are linked to Next Generation Science Standards, as well as current and draft Massachusetts Science Curriculum Frameworks.
If sea level rises one meter, where will the high tide line be on the landscape? If sea level rises two meters, where will the high tide line land?
What can humans do to reduce their emissions, and what can they do to reduce risk of coastal flooding?
Go to Raising Awareness About Rising Sea Levels for curriculum download (PDF 1.1MB).