A video micro-lecture by Jeff Dozier, University of California, Santa Barbara, that explains how climate change can affect the water cycle on Earth.
Students will learn that rising temperatures can affect and change precipitation patterns. They will further understand how such changes can potentially affect communities through examples from the United States.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Discuss the water cycle and its components in the classroom.
- Discuss how climate change induced shifts in precipitation affect communities living in those areas.
About the tool
|Tool Name||How Will Climate Change Affect It? – The Water Cycle|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Environmental Chemistry, Water Cycle, Biogeochemical Cycles, Hydrologic Cycle, Condensation, Evaporation, Evapotranspiration, Groundwater, Precipitation, Sublimation|
|Climate Topic||Climate and the Hydrosphere; Climate and the Atmosphere|
|Type of tool||Video/Microlecture (2 mins)|
|Grade Level||High School|
|Developed by||Jeff Dozier, University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Hosted at||National Science Foundation on YouTube|