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Author

NOAA

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Types

  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables
  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus

Global

Trends in Atmospheric Methane

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Synopsis
  • This site allows users to interact with graphs and datasets depicting global average methane amounts in the atmosphere. 
  • There is text describing the data and how it was gathered. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The graphs on this site are pretty straightforward and allow for interactivity. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teachers may want to provide some background about methane's relationship to climate change. This video could be played for students.
  • Students will likely be unfamiliar with units like mole fraction and parts per billion. Teachers should address these.
  • The data is downloadable in CSV files.

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Scientist Notes
There is no contradiction in the resource. This resource is recommended.
Standards

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    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
      • HS-ESS3-5. Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth’s systems.
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