What is El Nino?

Lesson Plan Overview

This activity explores the potential for climate variability and change to trigger more frequent occurrences of El Nino, and the impacts that could result. Students will access information at remote sites using telecommunications. Students will identify impacts by reviewing past El Nino events. Students will analyze the data collected and predict what the consequences could be if, as some scientists predict, climate variability and change could create a permanent El Nino.

Source: Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Grades: 6-8 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

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