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About the Science
- The orbital parameters that are responsible for the Milankovitch cycles are visualized in this animation.
- The following resources are more advanced with more layers for exploration. These should be used after students have a basic understanding of the parameters.
- The below link is for a more interactive explanation of the orbital parameters of Earth, and other planets: http://www.sciencecourseware.org/eec/GlobalWarming/Tutorials/Milankovitch/
- Use the below Applet for investigation of the cycles overlapped with temperature data. This is good to use after the students understand the basic principles of the cycles. http://itg1.meteor.wisc.edu/wxwise/climate/earthorbit.html
- Comments from expert scientist: Very good overall, but it is not clear where they got the data from.
About the Pedagogy
- Animation illustrates complex concepts and will help students understand these orbital parameters. Images are sized somewhat small. Accompanying text is concise and helpful.
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