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Global Air Temperatures Graph: Student Activity

Analyze years of hard climate change evidence in minutes. Climatologists evaluate graphical data about climate change by answering questions. Scientists work collaboratively using a literacy cube or virtual die that directs them through a series of targeted questions using NASA-collected climate data.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups share responses to facilitate a larger discussion
  • Ask investigators to brainstorm trends in graphs of carbon dioxide levels, sea levels, and arctic ice
Classroom Considerations
  • Groups require either a constructed paper die or virtual die
  • Each participant needs a copy of the worksheet 
Pros
  • Includes guide for uploading the activity into learning management systems
  • Provides leveled participant question sheets
Cons