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  Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera

Unit #7 – Human impact and the environment

 Essential Question:   

How have human activities caused the rise in global temperatures and what is the environmental impact of global warming?   

Students will study evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.  

Examples of factors include human activities (such as fossil fuel combustion, cement production, and agricultural activity) and natural processes (such as changes in incoming solar radiation or volcanic activity). Examples of evidence can include tables, graphs, and maps of global and regional temperatures, atmospheric levels of gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, and the rates of human activities. Emphasis is on the major role that human activities play in causing the rise in global temperatures.

Students will investigate, research, and design the potential for Rio Rancho Middle School to completely solar.

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