Global Warming in the City: Unit for the Greenhouse Effect

Author: Deborah Smithey

School/Organization:

William Penn High School

Year: 2010

Seminar: Alternative Energy Systems: What is New Under the Sun?

Grade Level: 9-12

Keywords: city, global warming, greenhouse effect, public housing, subsidized housing

School Subject(s): Science, Environmental Science

The population in the city of Philadelphia is increasing. A considerable amount of people living in the inner city live in subsidized housing. Many students attending public school live in subsidized housing. Public housing consumes a large amount of energy. The energy costs are at a reduced rate for people living in this environment. It is important that they realize that global warming is a large problem facing our planet. The children attending school will be the recipients of the damage caused by the present day adults. We have to address the problem of global warming collectively as a society. Education is the most effective way of bringing the problem to the forefront. Students need to be aware of the carbon footprint made by them and their families. This unit will have students examining how they can make a difference and help prevent global warming.

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