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Case Studies in Climate Change

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This module is intended to be taught in an AP environmental science introductory unit and consists of 5 case studies. APES students choose one case based on their interest and work in a group to complete. Each case study includes an introduction with a news article or op-ed piece to start students thinking about their own opinions on the issue. Students then have time to research and build their background knowledge. Labs or activities are included to introduce students to methods used by scientists to study issues such as dendrochronology or ice core analysis. Students then analyze a real world set of data and create a presentation to present their findings to their class. Presentations include conclusions and recommendations for action to help solve the issue. Educational levels: Middle school, High school

Topics: Climatology, Environmental science, Paleontology, proxy data, albedo, black carbon, climate forcings, climate change, ice core, sea surface temperature, paleoclimate
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:dlese.org:DLESE-000-000-010-674
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