The Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Systems
As the climate changes, increased temperatures and extreme events are predicted in the southwestern United States, which could impact crop productivity and food security. With the aim of fostering climate literacy in our future citizens, the USDA Southwest Regional Climate Hub partnered with the Asombro Institute for Science Education to create an engaging, fun, and scientifically rigorous education unit for 6-12th grade students in formal and informal settings aligned with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
The unit consists of five activities and was designed to be conducted over five days (or five hours). Each activity can also stand alone however, and the unit need not be completed in its entirety.
The Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Systems is free to download. We simply ask that educators create a quick account by supplying basic information for internal tracking purposes.
Please consider checking out our other resource, Climate Change and the Water Cycle, also geared towards 6-12th grade students!