Initial Publication Date: December 12, 2005

Name of Resource: Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2: A Record of Change
Climate Change Theme: Climate Variability
Sponsoring Organization: Wright Center for Science Education
Intended use: Background Material, Learning Activity
Intended audience: Educators and Learners

Average Review Ratings (Poor to Excellent, 1-5 scale): 4 stars

Description: Site contains exercise using data from the GISP2 ice core to answer questions about past climate changes, their magnitude and speed, and what could have caused them. Students answer a series of questions based on graphs of GISP2 data. (CM)

Summary of Reviews

Reviewer: Carrie Morrill 4 stars
Comments: Interactive exercise based on an outstanding paleoclimate dataset....Watch out for the errors (see full review) and be sure that students understand that a correlation does not mean a cause-effect relationship must exist.
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Reviewer: Robert Croft 4 stars
Comments: Not a flashy activity for students but a great source of information about the world's climate change.
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