Climate Feedback Loops

This is the seventh of nine lessons in the 'Visualizing and Understanding the Science of Climate Change' website. This lesson addresses climate feedback loops and how these loops help drive and regulate Earth's unique climate system.

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King's Centre for Visualization in Science Researchers
Activity takes about 1 to 2 fifty-minute class periods or could be done as a homework assignment.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

This lesson is loaded with concepts that build from previous lessons related to this resource.

As a final assessment or activity, educator may want students to draw a conceptual diagram of the positive and negative feedback loops related to increasing CO2 in the atmosphere. One drawback is no answers provided and may be conducive to teachers imposing their own misconceptions.

This series of lessons could also serve teachers in professional development for learning how to implement effective inquiry-based lessons.

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