As long as the topic is connected to climate, it is fair game.
How will you present your topic?
Topic ideas and suggestions
Here are some great presentation we would love to hear!
Explain ways in which the
increased rate of melting of the polar ice caps is affecting bodies of water
and people all over the globe. Make an
oral presentation and discuss the implications of warming.
We talk a lot about the
impact of rising temperatures on humans, but what about animals? What can we do to help our animals survive
this heat trapping period? Identify
the risks to animals and create an app reflecting information on how families
can protect their pets.
Design a Planet in
Jeopardy board game. Generate 25
questions about the consequences of the warming of the planet (in five
different categories, i.e. extreme weather, and five questions in each
Make an i- movie in which
you feature your study of (or an actual interview of) climate champions. Pick five champions, describe their
platforms and show how they have motivated people to transform their thinking
on climate change.
Your choice; pick a topic you
are passionate about and create an original presentation; your ideas drive
the learning process!
Estimate your carbon
footprint. Analyze the impact of your
food consumption, the clothing you wear, your energy usage, and your
transportation choices. Help
participants estimate and reduce their carbon footprints. Graphs, slides, and any other visuals are
Create a mural showing
endangered species; develop an oral presentation describing the impact. Invite participants to draw their own
Build a model of the
greenhouse effect. Discuss each
greenhouse gas and its impact on the environment. Explore the impact of the government’s
recent decision to relax restrictions on methane emissions.
Write an original musical
score reflecting your interpretation of what’s happening to the planet. Integrate with visuals.
Canada and other countries have been exploring a process called carbon sequestration. Create a presentation explaining how the process works and then evaluate the pros and cons of the process.
Figure out the percentage
of land lost to deforestation in 2019.
How does this compare to the amount of deforestation during the year
you were born? Explain your
calculations. Present a panel
discussion on the consequences of deforestation, with an emphasis on the
destruction in rainforests.
Design a survey related
to climate change. For example, “to
minimize toxic emissions, will you give up wearing blue jeans or using air
conditioning (both energy intensive):
yes or no?” Draw a hypothesis,
describe how you collected data, and report your findings. Discuss the implications of your findings.
Innovate; invent creative
options to solve climate change or minimize warming. Consider an invention
related to the following:
Designing a sustainable
city (that could even weather a hurricane)
Creating a plan to fight
Developing a plan to cool
Developing tools to
monitor extreme weather
In his book, An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power, former Vice President Al Gore, argued that climate change has caused food scarcity. In addition to rising temperatures, Mr. Gore identified a number of contributing factors, including raging wildfires, floods, pests, and plant diseases. Identify areas around the world that are experiencing food scarcity or water shortages and explain why. Convene a panel to discuss ways in which populations can adapt.
It has been argued that
most young people believe that climate change is a serious threat, but that a
fair number of adults are skeptical.
Create an advertising pitch to transform the thinking of the climate
skeptics. Feel free to make a
commercial, a slide show or any other presentation that you find will convey
the urgency of the climate crisis.
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