Author:
Pacific Education Institute
Subject:
Engineering, Environmental Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
Envrionmental Science, Middle School Science, NGSS Storyline, Weather and Climate
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English

Education Standards (4)

PEI SOLS Middle School Coastal Hazards: Sea Level Rise

PEI SOLS Middle School Coastal Hazards: Sea Level Rise

Overview

Sea level is rising due to climate changes that result from increased emissions of greenhouse gases. In this storyline, students will explore mechanisms of sea level rise and the impacts on Indigenous peoples along with other groups such as urban communities. Natural hazards such as erosion, storm surges, and flooding are intensified by sea level rise. The effects on natural resources, the economies built from those natural resources, and land usage in general can be predicted by utilizing current and historical data.