What’s the Bigger Picture? In this lesson, students will combine art and science to interpret and illustrate graphs in order to convey the ‘bigger picture’ of climate change. “Hot issues, such as climate change may not be subjects of contention within the scientific community, but it seems clear that the science is not being communicated in a way that has the necessary impact. Although art cannot directly communicate science or change minds, it can create a space for dialogue around difficult issues. Few scientists are likely to deeply consider the role of narrative in their work or the visual impact of their images, but for reaching society as a whole these are vitally important.” ~Johanna Kieniewicz, At the Interface Topics Climate Change Authors Joanna Chierici, Kathleen Couchon, Nancy (Harris) FitzGerald Teacher Resources Lesson Plan Lesson Presentation Sources Extension: Lesson | Tutorial | Sample Summative Rubric Student Resources Graph analysis worksheet Exemplars: Penguin | Increase in Carbon Dioxide Example Graphs Additional Resources The Movie, Antarctic Edge: 70° South, https://beyondtheice.rutgers.edu/ is a good resource of how the climate is changing in Antarctica Jill Pelto—http://www.jillpelto.com/#intro Good sources of data and graphs for many different ecological regions LTER (Long Term Ecological Research) https://lternet.edu/ NASA Climate Change http://climate.nasa.gov/ NOAA Clmate Change http://www.noaa.gov/climate National Geographic – Climate Change is Here http://www.nationalgeographic.com/climate-change/special-issue/ National Geographic Climate Change http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/ Gallery walk ideas http://www.theteachertoolkit.com/index.php/tool/gallery-walk http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/gallerywalk/how.html Antarctica Could Lose Most of Its Penguins to Climate Change, National Geographic, June 29, 2016. Common Core English Language Arts Standards Writing – Grades 6-8 http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/WHST/6-8/ Writing – Grades 9-12 http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/WHST/9-10/ Next Generation Science Standards Crosscutting Concepts Patterns Systems and System Models Core Ideas LS2.C Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience ESS3.D Global Climate Change Practices Analyzing and interpreting data Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information Ocean Literacy Fundamental Concepts 7.F: Ocean exploration is truly interdisciplinary. It requires close collaboration among biologists, chemists, climatologists, computer programmers, engineers, geologists, meteorologists, physicists, animators and illustrators. And these interactions foster new ideas and new perspectives for inquiries.