Step 1: Choose one of the three main questions to address:
- What is the evidence for climate change locally?
Usually, climate change is discussed as a global issue with increased carbon dioxide emissions promoting a greenhouse effect with produces increases in global temperatures. For this question, we want students to think about and observe their local environments. What changes have they noticed? Can they find evidence of climate change manifesting itself in the local area? The artwork should engage and inform the audience about locally observed evidence of climate change.
- How do you think a changing climate will impact your world?
For question 2, we want students to think about how a changing climate will impact their life in the future. How will the world change in their life time? What is it they worry about most? What aspect of a warmer climate concerns them the most and how will it alter their life?
- What can we do now for our future climate?
For question 3, we want to know what students think would be the best thing to do now to help the climate of the future. It is important that the ideas presented be specific to climate change and not the environment in general. For example, recycling may be good for our environment, but it is not necessarily help the climate. Clean land and drinking water are both wonderful things, but they too do not directly help the future climate. Identifying actions and ideas that directly improve the climate is the key here.
Step 2: Learn about the Science of Climate Change
Work with peers, parents, and teachers to learn about the science of climate change. In your studies, think about what idea or ideas you want to include in your artwork. Use the resources page to get you started. Don’t be afraid to ask others for help. Your goal is to better understand what climate change is, why its happening, and what can be done about it.
Step 3: Thank you for your interest in Cool Science. Submissions are currently closed.