In one word, name one change that the environment has experienced?
Environmental changes refer to changes in the ecosystems due to human activities. These changes can include air and water pollution, land degradation, and the destruction of animal habitats. These changes can have a major impact on our environment and the creatures that live in it.
Climate Change: a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. Carbon Footprint: the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). Ozone Layer: a region of Earth's stratosphere that absorbs most of the sun's ultraviolet radiation and protects life on Earth from its harmful effects.
Climate change is causing more extreme weather events across the world, such as longer and more intense heat waves, heavier rainfalls, and stronger hurricanes. The average global temperature has increased by about 1.1 degrees Celsius since 1880. In the last three decades, the number of natural disasters has doubled due to environmental changes such as global warming, deforestation, and air and water pollution.
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What are some of the environmental changes you have seen in your community?
What can you do to help prevent environmental changes?
How do environmental changes affect the local plants, animals, and people?
What can you do to help protect the environment?
Brain break: Draw a giant cupcake with legs, arms and a smiling face.
Question: How can we help the environment from the changes it is facing? Clues: • Think about how the environment has changed in the past. • What are some of the ways people can help the environment? • Research ways one person can make a difference. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Discuss with your partner and create a plan to help the environment. B. Draw a picture to represent your plan and share with the class.
What is the process called when a solid changes directly into a gas?
What is the name of the process by which plants release water vapor into the air?
'Deforestation' refers to what environmental change?
- Cutting down trees
- Planting more trees
- Cleaning up oceans
- Building more homes
What does 'pollution' mean?
- Making things dirty or impure
- Cleaning things up
- Making things sparkly and shiny
- Leaving things alone
Which of these activities can help reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
- Planting trees
- Driving cars more often
- Using plastic bags for groceries.
- Throwing trash on the street.
Work together in pairs: What are three things that people can do to help protect the environment?