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Examining Long-Term Global Climate Change on the Web
NOTE: This is a large file, 7.4mb in size! This article provides an example of the benefits to students of using web-based resources to investigate global climate change. The investigation takes the form of a computer-based activity in which students collect data from the internet on temperature, concentrations of various gases, and oxygen isotopes. The activity begins by posing the question: "Should the U.S. and other countries limit emissions of greenhouse gases to reduce global warming?" The students then construct graphs, look for trends, and report their findings.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Case study
  • Text:
    • Journal article
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Educational theory and practice
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
We encourage the reuse and dissemination of the material on this site for educational, noncommercial purposes as long as attribution is retained.
DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-000-112
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE)
http://www.nagt.org/nagt/jge/index.html

Author: Jacqueline E. Huntoon
Department of Geological Engineering and Sciences
Michigan Technological University

Author: Robert K. Ridky
Department of Geology
University of Maryland