This interactive tool displays changes in global temperature from 1850 to 2022 and changes in the ocean's surface temperature during that same time period.
Students learn that global temperatures have increased dramatically during this timeframe, and the same increase is evident in ocean surface temperatures.
The tool is a visual representation that examines data from specific continents, regions, and sub-regions.
It is easy to use and visually striking.
The circular widget on each graph can be used to download and/or share the graph.
Right above the interactive tool, there is a clickable "FAQ" section.
This interactive tool can be used to create free-response questions about why global temperatures have increased so much since 1850.
This interactive tool can supplement a classroom activity where students investigate reforms and technologies that can slow down global warming.
It can be used to enhance a lesson on greenhouse gas emissions, where they come from, and how they impact the planet.
Teachers can use the tool to support a lesson on the Industrial Revolution and its long-lasting impacts.
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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS2: Earth's Systems
HS-ESS2-4 Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.
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.
Common Core Math Standards (CCSS.MATH)
Functions: Interpreting Functions (9-12)
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.B.6 Calculate and interpret the average rate of change of a function (presented symbolically or as a table) over a specified interval. Estimate the rate of change from a graph.