This Case Study Sunspot Activity and Its Affect on Climate Change lesson plan also includes:
Is it possible that global warming might have natural causes? Scholars investigate the relationship between sunspot cycles and solar radiation in the second lesson of a four-part series on weather and climate. They look at graphs to discover an 11-year cycle in sunspots and to conclude that this cycle does not fully explain historical changes in climate.
- Use the case study as a class discussion
- Learners should have familiarity with solar radiation and greenhouse gases
- Pupils must know how to read and interpret graphs
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- Incorporates analysis of real data
- Provides a short quiz to use after the activity