Project Ideas for Students
- Create a game to help other students learn more about global warming.
- Conduct an experiment or make a scientific display illustrating the effects of greenhouse gasses.
- Create an advertising campaign to promote awareness of what causes global warming and what people can do to prevent the release of greenhouse gasses.
- Write a fictional story or play illustrating the future effects of global warming/climate change.
- Create a diorama or 3-D model of how your state or country might be changed as a result of climate changes brought on by global warming.
- Create a futuristic map of the world showing the effects of global warming/climate change on the physical features of the land, the earth’s productivity, and the types of plant/animal life it can support.
- Create a food web showing how global climate changes affect the food chain/ecosystems.
- Profile an alternative form of energy and teach other students in the class how renewable energy sources can be used (e.g., profile solar energy and how the average citizen can incorporate this into their everyday use) by creating a display or working model of this energy source.
- Create a timeline or series of graphs or charts that show the varying climates the world has experienced since the Ice Age.
- Write a persuasive speech or letter to the editor that explains the need for further research into global climate change.
- Create a series of charts or graphs showing the financial cost of enforcing global warming legislation such as the Pavley Law or the Kyoto Protocol.
- Create a display showing the cost of developing and using alternative energy sources (e.g., solar energy can be used in homes, but there is an initial cost of being able to do this as well as backup plans needed if the source becomes unavailable).
- Research what scientists who do not support conventional global warming theories say about changes in the earth’s climate and weather patterns and present these findings by creating a magazine-type story, a public service announcement, or a mini documentary about your findings.
(Adapted from PBS)