Investigating Climate Change Using Observed Temperature Data

In this activity, students download historic temperature datasets and then graph and compare with different locations. As an extension, students can download and examine data sets for other sites to compare the variability of changes at different distinct locations, and it is at this stage where learning can be individualized and very meaningful.

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Carla McAuliffe
Earth Exploration Toolbook, TERC
Activity takes four to five 45-minute class periods. Computer access is required.

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The "show me" feature that helps students through problems and procedures using software is exemplary.

Some undergraduate and most high school students will need support and guidance with data access and analysis steps.

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