Sea Level Rise Curriculum

Calling all teachers! Join us on your lunch break for a webinar series on how to use sea level rise data in your classroom. Each webinar is a short 30 minutes and will explore the different sections of the 5E model lesson plan. Click here to register for the first webinar.

Coastal communities are experiencing an increase in coastal flooding due to storms, king tides, and sea level rise. Educating students on these issues is not only a great science and math exercise, it increases informed-decision making on adapting to climate change-related trends.

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Educators from Georgia Institute of Technology created a curriculum for middle school students using the 5E Model of Instruction to actively investigate climate change and the phenomenon of sea level rise.  The curriculum sets up the foundational science and asks students to use real data to create data visualizations of sea level rise. Students will spend time brainstorming methods that they can use mitigate the effects of climate change.

Join us on your lunch break for a four-part webinar series on the how to use the curriculum in your classroom. Each webinar is a short 30 minutes and will explore the different sections of the 5E sea level rise curriculum. The webinars will be recorded and archived in this webpage.

Register for the webinars below and click here to download an overview of the curriculum.


Webinar 1: Causes of Sea-level Rise

Webinar 2: Introduction to the phenomenon of coastal flooding in the Savannah/Tybee area 

Webinar 3: Sea Level Sensor Project + available data from sensors

Webinar 4; Analyzing global sea-level and temperature data

September 3, 12:00 Noon ET

  • Activity: What effect (if any) do melting sea ice and land ice have on sea-level rise?

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September 5, 12:00 Noon ET 

  • Activity: Ft. Pulaski historical data- coastal flooding

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September 10, 12:00 Noon ET

  • Activity: Ft. Pulaski historical data- tides (connect back to sea-level rise, coastal flooding)

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September 12, 12:00 Noon ET

  • Activity: Impact of increased amounts of carbon dioxide on global temperature- what can students do to help.

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Speakers


Jayma Koval, Ed.S.
Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Alex Robel
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology


More Info on the Curriculum

The curriculum is supported by the Smart Sea Level Sensors project, a unique partnership between Chatham Emergency Management officials, City of Savannah officials, and Georgia Tech faculty who are working together to install a network of internet-enabled sea level sensors across Chatham County.