Explore how the Earth's atmosphere affects the energy balance between incoming and outgoing radiation. Using an interactive model, adjust realistic parameters such as how many clouds are present or how much carbon dioxide is in the air, and watch how these factors affect the global temperature.


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CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Model with mathematics.

CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Look for and make use of structure.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.4: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.

CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5b: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Describe qualitatively the functional relationship between two quantities by analyzing a graph (e.g., where the function is increasing or decreasing, linear or nonlinear). Sketch a graph that exhibits the qualitative features of a function that has been described verbally.

CCSS.Math.Content.HSF-IF.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Relate the domain of a function to its graph and, where applicable, to the quantitative relationship it describes.?
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