Earth's Climate System
This activity will help students to identify and analyze factors contributing to Earth's climate systems.
This activity can be used in earth science, or when studying weather.
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
Students will need to be able to read and interpret graphics.
How the activity is situated in the course
This may be used as an introduction, inquiry piece, or as a way to explore evidence.
Content/concepts goals for this activity
Students will interpret graphics.
Students will analyze impacts on climate systems.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
Students will make observations.
Students will analyze cause and effect.
Other skills goals for this activity
Description and Teaching Materials
This activity is housed in Google slides, and will be used in edit mode.
Teaching Notes and Tips
After opening the resource link, go to "file" and "make a copy," to secure a copy of the document that you can edit. Additionally, you can give students the link provided on slide 1, so that they can manipulate the slide.
After analyzing the images, students can discuss impacts on these climate systems, to determine if they understood cause and effect of feedback systems.
References and Resources
Learn more about theInternational Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)