Modeling Earth's Climate

This climate change interactive modeling simulation simulates the interactions among different sets of variables related to climate change. This is a facilitated guided-inquiry exercise.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Educator will need to work with this model thoroughly before asking students to use the simulation.

It might be good to include a lesson period that focuses on solutions after teaching about climate modeling. The questions the students ask in the video show that the scenarios described by climate scientists cause anxiety.

Run the simulation with the entire class before letting them use the simulation by themselves. Use this time to discuss what the yellow and red arrows represent and their behavior. Will also need to have a discussion about aerosols from erupted volcanoes.

Good for professional development of teachers.

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