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Modeling Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century

Author(s): Paige Parry

George Fox University

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This is an FMN participant modification of the TIEE module "Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century," authored by Daniel R. Taub and Gillian S. Graham in 2011.

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Version 1.0 - published on 14 Jun 2017 doi:10.25334/Q4PP4Z - cite this

Adapted from: Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century (Abstract) | TIEE v 1.0



The module was implemented at George Fox University by Paige E. Copenhaver-Parry, PhD. 

  • Course: BIOL 360 Ecology
  • Course Level: Upper division biology majors
  • Instructional Setting: Lab & Lecture
  • Implementation Timeframe: Two 50-minute lecture periods with associated homework


This module was adapted from the original TIEE module (Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century) to emphasize linear regression, comparison of multiple models, and analysis in R. In particular, I developed a packet for the exercise that included background from the original TIEE module, warm-up questions, and questions associated with the modeling exercise that guided students through the analysis, required them to make inference on their regression output including a comparison of slopes across models, and guided exploration of the implications of their findings. I also developed an R script to accompany the exercise that provided examples for students and also required students to write some of their own code.

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