How Do Earth's Orbital Variations Affect Climate?

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How does Earth's orbit around the Sun affect climate? This third installment of a six-part series looks at how Earth's orbit affects the amount of insolation at locations on Earth involves different experiments used in conjunction allowing for an in-depth investigation of this concept.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Consider using group stations for the experiments
Classroom Considerations

  • The experiments require materials and set-up time; be sure to plan accordingly
Pros

  • Hands-on experiments engage learners in the topic
  • The provided diagrams clearly show correct setups for the experiments
Cons

  • Materials list and answer key are not included in the lesson
  • Heavy reading load may be challenging for some learners
  • Document permissions do not allow for printing
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