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chapter 8 introduction essential questions global climate change are sea levels rising?
Lessons on the Lake -> Chapter 8 -> Linking Lake Factors

ACTIVITY: Linking Lake Factors
Constructing a Spider Map

Spider maps are used to graphically link a central topic or concept with its major points. Details about each point are added to complete the links. Some of the major factors affecting the Lake Pontchartrain Basin are hurricanes, global climate change, subsidence, and erosion. After completing the activities in this section, you should be able to complete the spider map on the student download to the right.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Essential Questions
  3. Global Climate Change
  4. Are Sea Levels Rising?
  5. Subsidence and Erosion in the Basin
  6. Activity: Thinking at Right Angles
  7. Activity: Linking Lake Factors
  8. Hurricanes
  9. Activity: Subsidence and Erosion
  10. Activity: C-Mail
  11. Activity: The Pontchartrain Picayune
  12. Activity: Multimedia Presentation
  13. Activity: Help! I'm Up to my Hips in Water!