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Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century

In this TIEE dataset, students address the question of how global global temperatures change during the 21st century, and how these changes vary geographically, seasonally, and depending upon future human activities.

Students consider how to detect trends in large data sets against a background of variation. They use output from global climate models to examine projected climate change during the 21st century under a range of greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.
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Format
Primary or BEN resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords Abiotic environment, global change, global warming, climate change, greenhouse gases, latitudinal gradients, seasonality
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Intended End User Role
Language
Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Description Skills used include working in groups, working with spreadsheets, detecting and comparing trends in data and making inferences, presenting data using figures, comparison of data collected in different locations and under different conditions, and report writing. Student-active approaches include guided group discussions and combining data analyses using a jigsaw approach. Assessable outcomes include
graphs and statistical analyses, oral presentations, and possibly a written report.
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation Biology Department, Southwestern University, 1001 East University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626, USA.
Primary Author email taubd@southwestern.edu
Secondary Author Name(s) Gillian S. Graham
Secondary Author Affiliation(s) Biology Department, Southwestern University, 1001 East University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626, USA.
Rights Copyright 2011 by Daniel R. Taub, Gillian S. Graham and the Ecological Society of America
Date Of Record Submission 2011-08-29

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