This self-paced tutorial investigates evidence for contemporary climate change by examining multi-year weather, statistical and anecdotal records obtained from several U.S. localities. Learners plot and identify trends in regional weather data, learn the difference between weather and climate, and explore the pedagogic advantages associated with learning about global climate change by examining regional data. Videos describing local phenological data of changing seasonality, data portals, an interview with NASA scientist, Dr. Eric Fetzer, and activities to adapt for middle and high school classrooms are included. Vocabulary are linked to a glossary. This is the third of ten professional development modules providing opportunities for teachers to learn about climate change through first-hand data exploration.


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Earth Science,Informal Education,NSDL,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Climate,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth system science,Atmospheric science,Weather,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Earth's energy budget,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123136498T,Mathematics,U.S. Global Change Research Program,Geoscience,Phenology,Mathematics:Data collection, analysis and probability



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