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Welcome to the Anthropocene: Using global change to teach NGSS

March 08, 2016 05:00 PM EST - March 08, 2016 06:00 PM EST

Grades 8-12

Human activity has become the most powerful driver of global change. But what does that mean? Which human activities cause global change? How do those changes affect the biosphere and human society? This presentation addresses these questions, discusses using narrative to increase student understanding, explores the value of system models in understanding global change, relates the structure of the global climate system to its function, and underscores the importance of understanding time scale when evaluating stability and change in global processes.

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Levine, science author

Bio: Dr. Joseph Levine earned a B.S. in Biology at Tufts University, a master’s degree from the Boston University Marine Program, and a Ph.D. at Harvard University. His research has been published in scientific journals ranging from Science to Scientific American, as well as in several academic books.

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