Suggestions for Use

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Basic Directions

Use illustrations to sketch, color, and label an illustration of the greenhouse effect.

Use song to listen to, sing along with, and think about a climate change song.

Use story to read a story about an visiting alien trying to make sense of Earth.

Use poem to read and write poems which search to make sense of climate change in a personal way.

Use illustrated text to get a straight-forward introduction to the science of climate change.

See Scientific Steps to follow the greenhouse effect. Differentiated into 4 levels.

Use resources links throughout for worksheets and prompts to do your own climate change arts. Please upload your work onto this website through the blog comments section.

More Suggestions

Illustration Page
Sketch, Color, and Label
Follow video at bottom of illustrations page. The video will guide you to sketch, color, and label an illustration of the greenhouse effect.
You can also use directions to color and label the black-and-white illustration.
        Use printed paper and color pencils or online paint program.
Create your own greenhouse effect illustration
        In your picture, include: sun, sunlight waves, earth, air, Carbon Dioxide,
        rising heat wave, falling heatwave, sources of CO2.

        Many fun design elements to change:

  •         size and location of sun
  •         angle of waves
  •         length of waves (draw sunlight waves shorter than rising heat waves)
  •         color and thickness of waves
  •         source of CO2:

            factories, power plants, deforestation, large scale
            farming, buildings, transportation, trash
              Design on 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper.
              Get feedback.
        Create large poster, painting, or digital art.
        Scan and share with everyone on our Singing Scientific website.

Writing on illustration
    The labels have:
        key terms (1-2 words)
        steps (3-4 words)
    Video Pausing Suggestions:
        Before writing labels, pause video.
            Carefully look at the greenhouse effect illustration.
            Write a description of illustration.
            Ask preliminary questions, like what are those curvy lines?
            Label as many key terms as you can, then continue labeling key terms with video.

            Pause video again before labeling steps.

            Try to predict and write the steps to the picture.
            Play and finish video.           

            Define key terms on picture.

            Write the steps into sentences.
            Organize sentences into paragraphs.
            Include topic sentence and conclusion sentence.