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Methane and Climate Change Educator Guide from MIT's TILclimate Podcast

Grade Level Grades 9-12, Higher Education
Resource Type Activity, Handout
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

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Methane is one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, but it is often overlooked next to carbon dioxide. Students explore some of the largest sources of human-caused methane emissions and consider how they are measured and how decision-makers can reduce emissions.

SWBAT

  • Know what some of the major sources of methane emissions are
  • Understand some of the challenges associated with measuring methane emissions
  • Explain why methane is an important gas associated with climate change

Skills

  • Reading and discussing technical and non-fiction writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Graph and map reading

For Google Drive versions, visit https://climate.mit.edu/methane-educator-guide

For more from MIT Climate for Educators, visit https://climate.mit.edu/educators

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MITclimate Methane Educator Guide FULL.pdf

Activity
October 10, 2023
0.6 MB
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How to Use TILclimate Educator Guides.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
October 10, 2023
0.3 MB
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Standards

Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

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