How NASA scientists use computer models to study climate change.
This video discusses the development and implimentation of tools that scientists are using to measure climate change and specifically describes how computer models are used to determine the effects of things like greenhouse gas emission on global temperature.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
WATCH >> Taking Earth's Temperature
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This video can be used to generate discussion about the importance of computer modeling in seeing the effects of climate change and the use of other tools to monitor it.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator and how this video is applied and the participation expected.
REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
NASA Video Gallery: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=11462973