Understanding Global Change
This interactive module allows students and educators to build models that explain how the Earth system works. The Click & Learn can be used to show how Earth is affected by human activities and natural phenomena.
Earth is a dynamic place with many components that interact and shape our habitats. Using this Click & Learn, students and teachers can create visualizations of the connections among different processes, activities, and measurable changes, each represented by a separate icon.
Depending on the lesson, students can swap out other images for the background image in the model. They draw arrows between icons to indicate cause-and-effect relationships, each of which can be annotated with relevant evidence or explanations. Students can save, edit, and share their models, and/or display the model’s components on an infographic, which provides a visual table of contents for the causes and consequences of global changes.
climate, cycle, Earth, environment, flowchart, infographic, phenomenon, process, system model, systems thinking
HS-LS2.A, HS-LS2.B, HS-LS2.C, HS-ESS2.A, HS-ESS2.D, HS-ESS2.E, HS-ESS3.A, HS-ESS3.C; SEP2
2.D.1, 2.D.3, 4.A.5, 4.A.6, 4.B.3; SP1
4.1, 4.2, C.1, C.2
II.A, II.B, II.D, II.E, IV.A-D, V.C, VII.B, VII.C
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.2, 8.2