What is climate change and how is it different from global warming?
Both of these terms are correct if you are in the right context. Climate change is a natural process that happens through the lifespan of the earth. For example, going out of the ice ages. Global warming is climate change but at an increased rate because of human waste. Such as trash and carbon emissions. Climate change is also a much broader term saying that things are changing where global warming is specifically talking about the warming temperature.
Why should we care about climate change, now, when it has been happening naturally since the earth began.
We should care about climate change now because it is moving at a rate that is very harmful to life on earth. This increase in the rate of change has been caused by humans and their use and consumption of the earth materials. At this point, if we don't do anything about this increased climate change then that could lead to the extinction of life on earth.
How does my project demonstrate my understanding of climate change?
Our project focused on how climate change affects ecosystems. What we found was when we put our ecosystem tough a very drastic change of 40 degrees that it was not able to keep up and adapt to the increase in temperature. This caused our ecosystem to collapse. The one thing that struck me most was that the only thing we changed was the temperature of the water. I think that this project demonstrated our knowledge of climate change because it showed us that a small change over a very long period was fine but once we took that change and made it very drastic over a short period the ecosystem could not sustain itself.
What was my largest area of growth over this project
My largest area of growth over this project was being able to learn how to take data and photos that would benefit us in the future by giving us what we needed to explain what we wanted. Before this project, I have never really taken that much data on the projects I have done. This project allowed me to choose what data we wanted to take and record it in a way that we could look back at and use in the end project.
What was my greatest strength during this project?
I would say my greatest strength during this project was when we had to engineer a way to heat the water without having a water heater in the jar with our ecosystem. What I ended up coming up with was a fish tank that had a piece of wood on the top with three holes cut into it to let the heat from the heat lamps through. Once we realize that that was not enough heat I think engineered a way to put 4 more heat lamps on the side of the fish tank.
During this project we studied the adolescent brain. This project was really interesting to me because we where really just studying ourselves from a different view. I found it very important because it really showed me what was actually going on in my head. I also enjoyed this because it was something I can really relate to. For my topic I chose to talk about teens are the higher rate of car accidents they get in. To me this was very interesting because i am about to get my license. It really opened my eyes to how easy it is the get in a car accident fi you are juts not paying attention.
My biggest struggle during this project was finding a way to show all my info on a info graphic in a way that was interesting. If I was able to find a good template that I could adjust to my needs then I was golden. My greatest success during this project was finding the data that I needed. From what I heard it was really hard for people to find data that they could use but for me I had no problems. I just typed a bit into google and the first things that came up where very useful. Since I was able to find this really easy it didn't waist any time looking for info. If I was to do this project again I would have advocated to learn some more about the brain and not just be doing our own research. I feel like I learned some when I did my own research. I could have learned lots more if we had lessons about the brain and how it works and how a teen brain is different than an adult brain.