What might the climate of the future be like? Students explore this question in the High-Adventure Science curriculum unit “Modeling Earth’s Climate.” And in the October issue of The Science Teacher, Amy Pallant, Hee-Sun Lee, and Sarah Pryputniewicz describe the systems approach to the curriculum.
The article describes the High-Adventure Science online climate change curriculum that incorporates dynamic computer models that enable students to visualize the complex interactions related to climate change science. Students learn how adjusting variables in a dynamic model affects the entire system.
The National Science Foundation funded development of the curriculum.