Paleoclimate: A History of Change

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Earth's climate changed drastically throughout the history of the planet, so why do scientists blame humans for recent changes? Observe data covering the history of the planet that proves the natural climate change patterns. Then, learn about the recent shifts in climate and the conclusions of the scientific community.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Go into more detail on the change in the last 100 years
  • Create a graph for each continent rather than the entire planet and observe and discuss any differences
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of climate versus weather
  • Shares lectures with well-known scientists in their fields
  • Highlights vocabulary throughout
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