WGBH, Teachers' Domain
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- Be sure to point out that diagrams are NOT to scale in the season animation.
- In middle school, can be used in a climate unit or a unit on cycles of Earth. Would also fit in a unit on the water cycle.
- High school educators may want to use this video to augment an ecology unit.
About the Science
- Several lines of evidence for climate change 9000 years ago in this Saharan region are examined.
- Comments from expert scientist: Contain a good explanation of precession (orbital cycle). The accompanying essay is good. The resource links to national science standards.
About the Pedagogy
- A good essay and discussion questions accompany the video.
- Female scientist is featured.
- Scale, as in most animations of Earth's orbit around the sun, is highly exaggerated.
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