How do Climate Models Work

This in-depth interactive slideshow about how climate models work is embedded with a lot of background information. It also describes some of the projected climate change impacts to key sectors such as water, ecosystems, food, coasts, health. (scroll down page for interactive)

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Using this interactive may be a great way to introduce the concept of how models are used in science and the value of long-term observations to make predictions.

A simple chart that helps students identify what the scientist is trying to figure out, what a model is used for, and how a model is helpful in science, would be a good pre-viewing exercise.

A guide for students to use while they go through the slide-show and read the materials would be useful - something to hold the students accountable for reading the information and to help point out main ideas.