2 - Alpine Environments

Within this unit the students will explore the processes, challenges and opportunities that occur within international Alpine Environments. This will be achieved by looking at glaciers being part of a system of change. The consequences that climate change has on these fragile environments will also be investigated in conjunction with the pressure that a rise in population is having on our planet.

Figure One - Noun Project - Alps

Key Concept

Systems - How do environmental systems work in Alpine Environments to effect change? How does the open system work?

Related Concepts

Power - How powerful are glacial environments to change the natural landscape? Who holds the power to slow down or manage the effect of climate change in these fragile environments? Processes - What are the processes of weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition in Alpine Environments?

Global Context

Scientific and Technical Innovation - How is change monitored in Alpine environments? What technical innovations have and are taking place to cope with climate change in Alpine regions?

Statement of Inquiry

Scientific and technological innovators need to understand how power affects the processes that occur within systems.

Inquiry Questions

 Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics

Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideas

Debatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories

Unit Outlines and AtL Sheets for Future Cities

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