Investigating Climate

Environmental observations are the foundation for understanding the climate system. Scientists collect current data and analyze historical data. Observations, experiments, and theory are used to construct and refine computer models that represent the climate system and make predictions about its future behavior.

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Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science Regional/National Standards or Framework, Overview/Summary Document Climate Science, Climate Impacts, Climate and ESS, Earth's Climate, Earth's Ice, Carbon Cycle, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Learning Objectives, STEM National Learning Objectives PCEP
Washington State K-12 Science Learning Standards Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Regional/National Standards or Framework Earth System Science (ESS), Systems, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Ocean Thermal Energy, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Learning Objectives, STEM National Learning Objectives PCEP

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A document, website, curriculum or other kind of content that provides useful information related to climate education.
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Content originates from either the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), from other sources vetted by WestEd (WestEd) or by the Pacific Islands Climate Education Partnership (PCEP), or from self-reported (and non-vetted) material entered directly by users/members.
A significant increase or decrease in the Sun's energy output would cause Earth to warm or cool. Satellite measurements taken over the past 30 years show that the Sun's energy output has changed on... Explanation Earth's Energy Budget, Solar Energy Input, Investigating Climate Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Changes in climate can affect the health and function of ecosystems and the survival of entire species. The distribution patterns of fossils show evidence of gradual as well as abrupt extinctions r... Explanation Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
The components and processes of Earth's climate system are subject to the same physical laws as the rest of the Universe. Therefore, the behavior of the climate system can be understood and predict... Explanation Global Climate, Investigating Climate Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Scientists have conducted extensive research on the fundamental characteristics of the climate system and their understanding will continue to improve. Current climate change projections are reliab... Explanation Investigating Climate Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Environmental observations are the foundation for understanding the climate system. From the bottom of the ocean to the surface of the Sun, instruments on weather stations, buoys, satellites, and o... Explanation Investigating Climate Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Our understanding of the climate system and our projections for the future are based on a huge number and a very wide range of environmental measurements. For example, scientists use instruments on... Explanation Investigating Climate Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Science Overview PCEP

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