Virtual Field Labs – Comparing Climate Change Past and Present – Carly Peltier
Comparing climate changes in the Earth's past to the changes in climate we are experiencing today.
Carly Peltier: Comparing Climate Change Past and Present
Curriculum ConnectionsChemistry/Physics: Nuclear chemistry. Astronomy: Supernova-cosmic radiation. Math: Time calculations using rates - rate calculations using time. Math: Graphing - could extend to slope calculations. Climate Change: Milankovitch Cycles, modern and historic CO2, and temperature changes
Student EngagementAnalyzing/interpreting graphs, making data tables, constructing graphs, analyzing trends in data, converting units, estimating data from graphs, and calculating rates
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)1) Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Defining Problems; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; Engaging in Argument From Evidence. 2) Disciplinary Core Ideas: Ecosystems- Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience; Earth Systems; Earth and Human Activity. 3) Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns; Cause and Effect; Systems and System Models; Energy and Matter- Flows, Cycles and Conservation.