# ALEX Learning Activity

## Historical Climate Analysis Activity

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

This learning activity provided by:
 Author: Virginia Hall System: Mobile County School: Mary G Montgomery High School
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 1871 Title: Historical Climate Analysis Activity Digital Tool/Resource: Celsius to Fahrenheit Online Converter Web Address – URL: http://onlineconversion.com/temperature.htm Overview: The object of this activity is to demonstrate the concept of climate change. Historical climate data has been used to show a local area in central England to represent an entire time frame. This learning activity incorporates temperature conversions, graphing, graphical analysis and extensions into the Medieval Warm Period. This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2015 (2016) Grade: 9-12 Algebra I 4 ) Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multistep problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays. [N-Q1] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.Q.HS.4- Using real world models, express quantities of measurement to the given precision. (limited to measurements of length (inch, 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch), weight (pounds, kilograms (tenth of a unit), volume (cup, 1/2 cup, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, liter), temperature (degree), velocity (mph, kmph). Literacy Standards (6-12) LIT2010 (2010) Grade: 9-10 Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 1 ) Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions. Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 9-12 Earth and Space Science 14 ) Construct explanations from evidence to describe how changes in the flow of energy through Earth's systems (e.g., volcanic eruptions, solar output, ocean circulation, surface temperatures, precipitation patterns, glacial ice volumes, sea levels, Coriolis effect) impact the climate. Digital Literacy and Computer Science DLIT (2018) Grade: 9-12 R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.
Learning Objectives:

The student will be able to analyze climate data to recognize climate trends.

The student will be able to construct graphical representations of climate data.

The student will be able to convert from one temperature measurement to another using the climate data.

The student will be able to construct explanations of how volcanic eruptions, surface temperatures, and solar output impact the climate.

The student will be able to recognize patterns in climate data and make logical predictions as to how this might impact future climate.

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