Is Earth Warming?—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 2

What does it mean when scientists say the earth is warming? The second video in a seven-part series explains how scientists measure the temperature of the entire Earth. It links to factors that affect climate change through discussions on city sprawl and how it alters habitat.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Find historic temperature data for your area and discuss any trends
  • Learn about the methods for taking temperature on Earth versus when a satellite takes the temperature of a place on Earth
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the difference in weather and climate
Pros

  • Video produced by an excellent resource for future information and research
  • Includes both land temperature, ocean temperature, and ocean salinity
Cons

  • None
Common Core