The Climate Change Skeptic’s Argument: Natural Solar Cycles or Human Activity?
In this professional development learning experience, you have reviewed the evidence for a relationship between sunspot cycles and total solar irradiance reaching the Earth’s system, analyzed data to understand the relative influence of solar variability on today’s climate and reflected on how climate change skepticism in the media impacts global climate change instruction in the classroom.
Finish up this module by reflecting on what you have learned and making a plan for future professional development.
What resources would you consider using from this lesson in your classroom?
What questions do you still have related to the influence of solar variability on today’s climate?
Congratulations on completing this module! You have explored techniques, strategies, and readings that will improve your STEM instruction and facilitate students’ understanding of global climate change. We recommend that you continue to look for opportunities to use NASA resources and primary data to involve students in relevant problem-based learning.
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We hope you will consider taking another global climate change module from PBS and NASA and online courses from PBS TeacherLine to increase your knowledge about STEM instruction and global climate change.
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