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Middle School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas
High School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas
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- Useful as a pre-quiz or a discussion starter at the beginning of any unit on climate change.
- If using related resources at the end of the quiz, educators may need to provide further guidance and structure to help students navigate the resources.
About the Science
- The 10-question quiz provides the user with feedback on their knowledge of global temperature changes and the impact on Earth's climate.
Comments from expert scientist:
Love this quiz, perfect length and way to engage students
- Concise explanation of why precipitation increases with climate change
- Introduction of albedo "earth's reflectance"
- Explains why water vapor is a GHG
About the Pedagogy
- Self-graded quiz; each response is followed by the correct response to the question with a short explanation about why it is correct.
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Simulation/Interactive supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 2
MS-ESS2.D1:Weather and climate are influenced by interactions involving sunlight, the ocean, the atmosphere, ice, landforms, and living things. These interactions vary with latitude, altitude, and local and regional geography, all of which can affect oceanic and atmospheric flow patterns.
MS-ESS3.D1:Human activities, such as the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, are major factors in the current rise in Earth’s mean surface temperature (global warming). Reducing the level of climate change and reducing human vulnerability to whatever climate changes do occur depend on the understanding of climate science, engineering capabilities, and other kinds of knowledge, such as understanding of human behavior and on applying that knowledge wisely in decisions and activities.
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 2
HS-ESS2.D1:The foundation for Earth’s global climate systems is the electromagnetic radiation from the sun, as well as its reflection, absorption, storage, and redistribution among the atmosphere, ocean, and land systems, and this energy’s re-radiation into space.
HS-ESS2.D3:Changes in the atmosphere due to human activity have increased carbon dioxide concentrations and thus affect climate.