Title: Exploring Regional Differences in Climate Change
Grade Level: 10-12
Source: Earth Exploration Toolbook, TERC, Cambridge MA

Curriculum Materials

Objectives:

Explore climate change impacts in two very different states, and compare to a third state of the teacher's choosing.

Materials:

Computers with internet access, Microsoft Excel, or compatible program with similar capabilities.

Description:
This activity guides students through the process of retrieving data from a web-based database, preparing it for analysis, and analyzing the data, before making graphs, and reporting on the analysis. In addition to exposing students to modern tools of scientific analysis, it also allows them to investigate the diverse impacts of a changing climate both in other regions, and in their home state.

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