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MYP Gr.6 Ms. Conte I&S Climate Change: Home

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Featured Print Books on Climate Change from Our Library

Is Global Warming a Threat?

The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinions on a single controversial issue. Each volume covers both primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives-eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to further research.

Conserving the Environment

Global Warming

Thinking Critically

In 2013 the Pew Research Center conducted a poll of more than 37,000 people in 39 countries and found that more than half believe climate change is a major threat. Through a narrative-driven pro/con format¿supported by relevant facts, quotes, anecdotes, and full-color illustrations¿this title examines issues related to climate change. Topics include: Is Climate Change Caused by Human Activity? Has the Extent of Climate Change Been Overstated? Will Climate Change be Harmful to Society? and Should Society Try to Reduce Climate Change?

Climate Crisis

From hurricanes to droughts to melting glacial ice, the signs are all around us: Our world is warming up. Global warming results from many factors. Gases in the atmosphere trap rays of heat and light, creating a greenhouse effect. Natural feedback processes, too, create cycles that contribute to global warming. If left unchecked, there could be devastating consequences for our world. Many plants and animals may not survive the change in climate, while diseases are likely to flourish in the warmer conditions. But with many governments and individuals taking steps to fight global warming, there is still hope that future generations will inherit a healthy environment.

Global Warming

Climate Change

The climate is changing, putting everyone at risk. This book highlights the issues involved in climate change and helps students learn what actions they can take to reduce the threat.

Atmosphere in Danger

In Atmosphere in Danger, find out about the damage caused by the release of harmful gases into the atmosphere, the long-term effects, and what we can do now to prevent future destruction. Book jacket.

Weird Weather

One of England’s most talented young comic artists offers up a scathingly funny and carefully researched exploration of climate change, presenting it to readers through the eyes of an idealistic adolescent, a fat cat businessman, and a mad scientist. The book explains the science behind global warming, shows how it is progressing, and says what is being and not being done to stop the problem. Detailed references, suggestions for further reading, and lists of climate change organizations and websites open up possibilities for future exploration by readers, while the comic book format piques the interest of even the most reluctant.

Arctic Thaw

Boyds Mills Press publishes a wide range of high-quality fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, novels, and nonfiction

Fossil Fuels

Explains what fossil fuels are, how they are extracted and used, and the problems they cause.

Energy of the Future

How does a solar power station work? What are the pros and cons of wind turbines? How will hydrogen fuels provide carbon-free energy? This title describes how generating electricity contributes to global warming. It looks at the technology that is being developed to generate electricity without burning fossil fuels, and shows how everyone can help by using less electricity now.

Global Warming

Ideal for classroom discussions and reports on current events, this series takes an in-depth look at six global problems facing us today. Each book clearly explains the causes and effects of a major problem and suggests solutions. This series allows students to dig deeper into issues they hear about in the media.

How We Know What We Know about Our Changing Climate

When the weather changes daily, how do we really know that Earth's climate is changing? Here is the science behind the headlines - evidence from flowers, butterflies, birds, frogs, trees, glaciers and much more, gathered by scientists from all over the world, sometimes with assistance from young "citizen-scientists." And here is what young people, and their families and teachers, can do to learn about climate change and take action. Climate change is a critical and timely topic of deep concern, here told in an age-appropriate manner, with clarity and hope. 

Earth's Water Crisis

Ideal for classroom discussions and reports on current events, this series takes an in-depth look at six global problems facing us today. Each book clearly explains the causes and effects of a major problem and suggests solutions. This series allows students to dig deeper into issues they hear about in the media.

Earth in the Hot Seat

Earth in the Hot Seat is a stunning, magazine-like presentation that celebrates the Earth and clearly explains the dangers and challenges of global warning. This beautiful volume is also a showcase for National Geographic Society's environmental mission programs. Librarians and teachers will appreciate a book that explains the science of this global threat succinctly and visually, and is a call-to-arms to help the Earth. Readers will enjoy many fun features, from climate connections in global hotspots, to amazing before and after snapshots, to questionnaires answered by climate scientists and celebrities. 

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Statement of Inquiry for "Now What" Unit (Climate Change)

Extreme climate conditions affect the quality of our lives in this lifetime.