Students can learn a basic method in climate modeling by analyzing temperature datasets and plotting a graph, indicating scenarios for the pre-industrial era, business-as-usual, and forecasting changes up to 2050. This procedure is valid, and the resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 3: Developing Claims and Using Evidence
D3.3.6-8 Identify evidence that draws information from multiple sources to support claims, noting evidentiary limitations.
Common Core Math Standards (CCSS.MATH)
The Number System (6-8)
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.C.8 Solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate.