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Farming in a New Climate Reality

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    Will climate change lead to more or less food production worldwide? Students will learn about the factors that limit plant growth as well as how one small country, Bangladesh, is working to preserve its food production in the midst of changing climatic conditions.



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    Estimated Time:

    30-50 minutes

    Materials Needed:

    Student handouts, Computers with Internet access


    • Students will summarize the concept of limiting factors as related to plant growth.
    • Students will identify the projected impacts of climate change on coastal farming communities.
    • Students will evaluate alternative proposals to mitigate the impact of sea level rise on rice farming.

    Concepts Covered:

    Plant growth, limiting factors, impacts of climate change