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Part 3: EXPLORE – How have humans changed the Earth?

135 minutes
Two to four 45-minute class periods
Primary subjects: 
Science
Grade: 
9, 10, 11, 12
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Students learn why scientists are calling our present time “The Anthropocene” in a short video. They then explore real data and online interactives from NASA and NOAA to construct a picture of how humans are changing the Earth while learning about concepts like the Keeling Curve.

Key objectives for students
Define the terms “Anthropocene” and “anthropogenic” and describe how they relate to climate change.
Explore NASA and NOAA data to determine how humans are shaping the Earth and impacting climate.
Secondary subjects
Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science
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