Getting to the Core: The Link Between Temperature and Carbon Dioxide

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Polar ice samples provide scientists with valuable information about the condition of the atmosphere for hundreds of thousands of years in the past. Of particular interest is the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its relationship to global warming. In this case study, learners graph real data from actual ice cores and compare it to temperature changes. One of the videos mentioned does not seem to be available, but this does not diminish the value of the instructional activity.

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Pros

  • Produced by the US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Uses real-world data to demonstrate the connection between carbon dioxide levels and atmospheric temperatures
  • Provides graphing practice
  • A strong support for Next Generation Science Standard MS-LS3-5
Cons

  • None