Causes of Sea-level Rise

Sea Level Rise Curriculum webinar series
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 12:00

Coastal communities are experiencing an increase in coastal flooding due to storms, king tides, and sea level rise. Educating students on these issues is not only a great science and math exercise, it increases informed-decision making on adapting to climate change-related trends.

Educators from Georgia Institute of Technology created a curriculum for middle school students using the 5E Model of Instruction to actively investigate climate change and the phenomenon of sea level rise.  The curriculum sets up the foundational science and asks students to use real data to create data visualizations of sea level rise. Students will spend time brainstorming methods that they can use to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Join them on your lunch break for a four-part webinar series on the how to use the curriculum in your classroom. Each webinar is a short 30 minutes and will explore the different sections of the 5E sea level rise curriculum. The webinars will be recorded and archived in this webpage.

Register for the webinars below and click here to download an overview of the curriculum.


  • Jayma Koval, Ed.S., Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Alex Robel, School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Georgia Institute of Technology

Webinar 1: Causes of Sea-level Rise: October 15, 12:00 Noon ET

Webinar 2: Introduction to the phenomenon of coastal flooding in the Savannah/Tybee area: October 17, 12:00 Noon ET 

Webinar 3: Sea Level Sensor Project + available data from sensors: October 22, 12:00 Noon ET

  • Activity: Ft. Pulaski historical data- tides (connect back to sea-level rise, coastal flooding) Click here to register.

Webinar 4: Analyzing global sea-level and temperature data: October 24, 12:00 Noon ET

  • Activity: Impact of increased amounts of carbon dioxide on global temperature- what can students do to help. Click here to register.

More Info on the Curriculum

The curriculum is supported by the Smart Sea Level Sensors project, a unique partnership between Chatham Emergency Management officials, City of Savannah officials, and Georgia Tech faculty who are working together to install a network of internet-enabled sea level sensors across Chatham County.