Climate Change - Scientific Literature Interpretation

Climate Change - Scientific Literature Interpretation
Climate Change - Scientific Literature Interpretation
Climate Change - Scientific Literature Interpretation
Climate Change - Scientific Literature Interpretation
Climate Change - Scientific Literature Interpretation
Climate Change - Scientific Literature Interpretation
Climate Change - Scientific Literature Interpretation
Climate Change - Scientific Literature Interpretation
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Students use three graphs related to climate change (local temperature, carbon dioxide and global temperature, and sea level) to perform a variety of skills: recall, read, predict, describe relationships and causality, convince, criticize validity, describe scientific method, and defend data. Two of the graphs are "scientific literature." There are three pages of questions for students and two pages of answers (with suggested scoring) for teachers. This resource is coded for the Virginia 2010 Biology and Earth Science Curricula

Bio:

1.b hypotheses are formulated based on information from scientific literature

1.d graphing and arithmetic calculations are used as tools in data analysis

1.e conclusions are formed based on quantitative data

1.f sources of error inherent in experimental design are identified and discussed

1.g validity of data is determined

Earth Science:

1.c graphs are interpreted

2.a analyze how science explains and predicts the interactions of complex Earth systems

2.b recognize that evidence is required to evaluate explanations

2.d explain that observation and logic are essential for reaching a conclusion

2.e evaluate evidence for scientific theories

11.a physical changes to the ocean (sea level and ice cap variations)

11.c systems interactions in the ocean (energy transfer)

12.e potential atmospheric compositional changes due to human and geologic activity

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5 pages
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