Objective- This handout will help students examine current carbon dioxide data. The data sets on the website used with this website provide the most current data that is updated daily. Specific questions are used to first get students familiar with the site and then analyze graphs.
Website used - https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/monthly.html
Answer Key- An answer key is included for all questions that are not dependent on current data.
Student handout - 2 pages
Related NGSS standards-
HS-ESS2-2. Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth's surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems
HS-ESS2-4. Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.
HS-ESS2-6. Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.