Recognizing misinformation about the climate


Teachers have a lot to cover in their classrooms. So many skim over climate change. But sarah a middle school science teacher in dalton. Georgia is committed to making time for it. Our students are begging us to talk about this. They are begging us to address it to see it and to help them process and make sense of it. So odd finds ways to make connections between climate change and the other material. She's teaching for example. A lesson about how he won or molecules can help students understand why warming temperatures caused more extreme rain or a unit about how surfaces absorb and reflect. Light provides an opportunity to explain why the dark ocean absorbs more solar energy than white snow and ice and melting sea ice can accelerate global warming. Odd says one goal is to prepare students to critically evaluate what they see on the news and social media so they can better identify information. Our students need that scientific literacy to be able to say. I know that's not true. I know that's not accurate and be able to read media articles with a healthy level of skepticism as well as a critical eye

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