Climate Analysis Using Forams

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
7 8
Organization:University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP)
Summary:"This exercise allows students to manipulate scientific data, plot the data and then interpret their results. You might query the students as to what is the """"""""cause"""""""" and what is the """"""""effect"""""""" in this scientific problem. The fact that our planet's climate has changed drastically throughout geologic time will be emphasized. Students should recognize that the climate will likely continue to change in the future."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 4
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.D; ESS3.D
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS2-6; MS-ESS3-5
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: climate; climate change
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