This simulation is an interdisciplinary timeline that has been developed to show key events in the climatic history of the planet, alongside events in human history.
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Excellent technical quality.
User should be sure that the "events" key at the bottom of the screen is visible.
Students can self-explore the timeline, but will likely need some guidance to ensure the learning.
The timeline covers key events from modern day to 4.5 billion years ago. Can search by topic -- including oceans, atmosphere, geological events, human events etc. -- or time scale. The timeline has gone through a revision, due to several omissions and inaccuracies. See http://abcnewswatch.blogspot.com/2010/02/climate-time-line-or-time-lie-r....
Data sources are not cited, but an internal scientific advisory board has reviewed the timeline.
Comments from expert scientist: Provides a clear visual display of the development of our understanding of climate change with associated policy reports. Many of the key points about climate change are noted along the timeline. It is nice that the timeline includes deep time perspective.
There is a lot of great information to mine from this climate time line. Students could be assigned to mine information from one of the topics, for example - ocean, and create a separate time line.