Idea Bank: Climate Change Inquiries

by: Ryan Bowman

How can students engage in authentic inquiry on global climate change if they are not able to do the actual experiments? Many questions about climate change emerge over large areas and long periods of time. The good news is that much of the data from these experiments is available for free online. Students can use this data to answer their inquiry questions and compare their results to those of the scientific community. This article suggests some online resources that will engage your students in true inquiry about the science of climate change—without the added expense of traveling to Antarctica!


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2010Stock # tst10_077_02_55Volume 077Issue 02

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