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In this investigation, students will explore the question: What might the climate of the future be like? Students will use simple climate models to explore how greenhouse gases warm the planet. Using more complex models, students will explore the effect of albedo and learn how positive and negative feedback loops affect the overall temperature. Students will analyze the relative effects of positive and negative feedback to make a prediction for the future of Earth's climate.

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    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

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    NSDL,Energy transfer,Grade 9,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Engaging in argument from evidence,Space Science,Developing and using models,albedo,Grade 7,ice core research,Humans and the environment,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-092,Chemistry,Greenhouse Effect,Stability and change,Oceans,Social Sciences,Grade 10,solar radiation,Grade 12,Earth's water,Grade 8,Constructing explanations,Grade 11,Informal Education,climate change model,Climate,Middle School,Personal and social issues,infrared radiation,Earth and space science,thermal energy,Using mathematics, information and computer technology and computational thinking,Biogeochemical cycles,Scientific practices,Cycles,Physics,Environmental change,Global climate change,Atmosphere,clouds,global temperature,carbon dioxide cycle,Energy,greenhouse gases,Earth system science,Analyzing and interpreting data,Systems and system models,Cause and effect,High School,Crosscutting concepts,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140422151641535T,Earth system structure,climate model,Geoscience

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    English

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