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CIS Secondary Library: Y9 Science: Climate Change

CIS Secondary Library: Making the Virtual Visible

Climate change seems to be a contentious issue even though a majority of scientists believe and advocate that it is an issue that can and will affect human societies and natural ecosystems. They have used and provided models that attempt to show the short-term and long-term effect on the Earth if no action is taken and we continue as we have done.

Science has identified these areas as some of the areas that should concern and require global action: decreased biodiversity, food supply Issues, water supply Issues, disease and health issues, and increased human migrations (climate change migration).



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The Big6™ Skills are six stages of the research process. You should consider these steps as you plan your research. Sometimes you will need all of them, at other times you may only need two or three. Use these steps as your guide. 


1. Task Definition

   1.1 Define the information problem

   1.2 Identify information needed

2. Information Seeking Strategies

   2.1 Determine all possible sources

   2.2 Select the best sources

3. Location and Access

   3.1 Locate sources (intellectually and physically)

   3.2 Find information within sources

4. Use of Information

   4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)

   4.2 Extract relevant information

5. Synthesis

   5.1 Organize from multiple sources

   5.2 Present the information

6. Evaluation

   6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)

   6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)