TERC, McDougall Littell
Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
Notes From Our Reviewers
The CLEAN collection is hand-picked and rigorously reviewed for scientific accuracy and classroom effectiveness.
Read what our review team had to say about this resource below or learn more about
how CLEAN reviews teaching materials
Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy |
About the Science
- The orbital parameters that are responsible for the Milankovitch cycles are illustrated 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.
- An interactive explanation of the orbital parameters of Earth, and other planets: http://www.sciencecourseware.org/eec/GlobalWarming/Tutorials/Milankovitch/
- An Applet for investigation of the cycles along 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.
- Accompanying text is concise and helpful.