Global Warming and Me

  • Science Grades 3-6

  • Unit Summary
    This unit helps students understand the many factors that determine the causes of global warming such as, human, animal, and machine activity as well as harmful pollutants, such as, chlorofluorocarbons, methane gases, burning fossil fuels throughout the unit. Students are asked to ponder the Essential and Unit Questions, What does it take to save the planet? How is Global Warming impacting our planet? Students are living in a world that may become a desolate planet in the future because of global warming. It will take the cooperation of humankind to stop the damage that is now taking place. Students will learn the factors that are causing our earth to heat up as well as different things they can do to help.

  • Curriculum Framing Questions
Essential Question

What does it take to save the planet?

Unit Questions

Why is global warming controversial?
How is global warming impacting our planet?
How has science and technology enabled us to monitor global warming?


Content Questions

What is a carbon footprint?
What is global warming?
Name 5 ways to reduce your carbon footprint.
What are the main causes of global warming?



  • Visual Ranking Project
    If each student makes one change to personal habits to reduce their carbon footprint, he or she can save the planet from further damage and global warming. If everybody in the world made one change in their daily routine to reduce carbon footprint, we might save the earth.