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Other

Description:

Atmospheric scientists investigating the possibility that human influences are changing the Earth's climate confront a significant problem - how do we actually detect climate change? As they participate in this classroom activity, students will develop the understanding that long-term climate averages are the result of significant annual climate variability and that random climate variability makes detecting climate change more difficult. A list of materials, instructions, assessment ideas, and modifications for alternative learners are included.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Space Science,Chemistry,Random climate variability,NSDL,Environmental science,Social Sciences,Science,Meteorology,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Geoscience,Physics,Atmospheric science,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_2802835,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20070206162227421T,Daily average,Physical sciences,Astronomy,Space sciences,Long-term average,Earth science

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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