This simulation was created by a student for students based on the Gaia Theory using the simulation of Daisyworld. Students will learn the concept of albedo and be able to discuss implications of changes in the system.

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Oracle Think Quest

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Because this resource doesn't provide students with questions to promote critical thinking, instructors will need to develop questions on their own. Instructors could potentially assign students to two groups: those who agree with the Gaia theory and those who don't. Each group could do background reading, develop their argument, and have a debate.

The terms "positive feedback" and "negative feedback" and how they are used in Geosciences need to be explained.