Students need a basic understanding of Earth’s energy budget, basically understanding that the amount of energy coming into our atmosphere must equal the amount of energy exiting our atmosphere. Make sure students utilize their science notebook when communicating about the topic, making observations, and brainstorming.
Allow students to choose one of the following articles to read. Provide students with the directions for diving deeper into their reading and the rubric (Scientific Articles Handout).
Go to NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch: Satellite Coral Bleaching Monitoring Datasets page. Download the most recent package for Google Earth. Since episode 3 deals with the birthplace of El Niño events, that will be the location students will analyze.
High School Standards
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Middle School Standards
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