Module 4: DATA, TOOLS AND RESOURCES – Climate GeoInquiry 1

Activity 1: GEOINQUIRIES: CLIMATE CHANGE

Access the Dashboard: Temperature evolution between 1954 and 2020, which shows how the climate has been changing with temperature data presented from 1961-1990, 1971-2000, 1981-2010 and 1991-2020.

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For each of the GeoInquiry activities consider how best the dashboard could be used for teaching about climate change.

ENGAGE: How can we determine the temperature changes in the environment?

Activate the layer for each of the four maps (mean temperatures)

Zoom into the location/city in which you live

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?   What is the mean temperature for your location and how many degrees has the temperature increased during the four observed periods? (1961-1990) (1971-2000) (1981-2010) (1991-20202)

?   In which of the periods has the temperature increased most? Why do you think this might be?

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EXPLORE: What’s the big deal with a few degrees increase in temperature?

Activate the chart Historic mean temperature in observed area (1954 – 2019) in full screen mode, this provides data from the region / city you have selected on the map

Calculate the difference of temperature between 1954 and 2019

Calculate the difference of temperature between the coldest and the hottest year in the same observed period (1954 and 2019)

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Click on the tab anomalies per year vs 1961-2020

? Which are the years with higher negative anomalies?
? Which are the years with higher positive anomalies?
? Are there more positive or negative anomalies?

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Close the full screen chart

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