Students analyze current and past temperature and CO2 data to relate current climate change to climate of the past 450,000 years. Objectives: Are global temperatures and CO2 levels rising? How are they related? How is current and past warming...
Adapted from: Climate Change Module (Project EDDIE) v 1.0
This adaptation was designed to be an in-class activity (< 2 hours) for 120 students. All the data from the original module was used, but instead of having students download the data and produce the graphs, all graphs were produced for them. Students focused on identifying trends in data, calculating rates of change, and comparing data.
Additionally, a pre-class assignment was designed to introduce students to paleoclimate data.
Project EDDIE Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry & Exploration) is a community effort aimed at developing teaching resources and instructors that address quantitative reasoning and scientific concepts using open inquiry of publicly available data. Project EDDIE modules are designed with an A-B-C structure to make them flexible and adaptable to a range of student levels and course structures.
- Climate Change Module Adaptation IN CLASS.docx(DOCX | 97 KB)
- Climate Change Module Adaptation PREWORK.docx(DOCX | 16 KB)
- National Ice Core Lab Stores Valuable Ancient Ice - Science Nation - YouTube
- Tropical Ice Cores Measure Climate | PBS LearningMedia
- Paleoclimatology: The Oxygen Balance
- FMNTeachingNotes_CADIEUX-Climate.docx(DOCX | 18 KB)
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- Cadieux, S. B. (2019). Analyzing current and past climate data (Project EDDIE). Project EDDIE Faculty Mentoring Network, QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/V7K2-0F15
Pre-class assignment was modified from: https://serc.carleton.edu/eslabs/cryosphere/4b.html
The in-class assignment was not able to be implemented due to a snow day.