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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy |
- Make sure students scroll down to the bottom half of the page to find the dashboard.
- Point out that students can drag the graphs listed below into one of the 3 viewing slots above.
- Need to click on questions marks - read more - to expand view and access other resources.
About the Science
- Climate variability around the average (mean) state of the climate on long-term timescales, beyond that of individual weather events.
- Comments from expert scientist: The resource contains graphs of teleconnection indices that can be easily moved to view index changes in time (1950 to present). This is a really great concept and could be very useful in classroom settings to show students the variability of climate oscillations. The resource is also appropriately labeled as climate variability so that anyone who knows the difference between climate variability and climate change could easily find the indices if that is what they are looking for.
About the Pedagogy
- Resource offers educators a creative way to compare climate variables and outcomes and read more about the changes scientists are observing.
- Graphs are presented in a manner that allows students to compare and contrast different climate variables such as El Niño, temperature, CO2, solar energy levels, and then click the question mark to read more.
- This resource engages students in using scientific data.
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