Solar Influence: Climate Change

This short video, the sixth in the National Academies Climate Change, Lines of Evidence series, explores the hypothesis that changes in solar energy output may be responsible for observed global surface temperature rise. Several lines of evidence, such as direct satellite observations, are reviewed.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

A good video to show at the beginning of a unit on climate change. May need to break video up into sections because the information is very dense.

Students will need scaffolding.

Teachers may want to start and stop video for students to interact with data sets and key ideas.