National Science Foundation, WAIS Divide Ice Core
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Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow .
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- Video would have to be combined with other curriculum materials.
- Includes several good visualizations on the role CO2 plays in the atmosphere in regards to greenhouse effect.
- Comprehensive, can be broken into segments.
- A good video to introduce climate change and how scientists develop climate models.
About the Science
- Presents how data from the ice core record from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) divide is helpful in predicting the future of our climate.
- Comments from expert scientist: This video contains good overviews of a number of topics relevant to teaching climate change. Namely: the use of ice cores to analyze historic climate; climate models (mentions validation with historic data); a little on the physics of greenhouse gases; and the impact of ocean uptake/release of CO2 on the climate.
About the Pedagogy
- Good examples are given of how evidence is gathered to produce climate models. Examples from long time cycles.
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