Global Air Temperatures Graph
Students analyze a graph that illustrates the change in global surface temperature relative to 1951-1980 average temperatures.
Analyzing Air Temperature Graphs
This graph below illustrates the change in global surface temperature relative to 1951-1980 average temperatures.
- Answer the Questions below. Check with your instructor on how to submit your answers.
- What time frame does the graph cover?
- What do the white dots represent?
- What does the black line represent?
- What is an anomaly?
- What do the changes in the anomaly data mean?
- Do you notice a trend? If so, what direction does the trend go?
This graph is ideal for use with the Data Literacy Cube.
- Global Temperature | Vital Signs – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet. (n.d.). NASA Climate Change. Retrieved May 11, 2022, from https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/
Teachers, these mini lessons/student activities are perfect "warm up" tasks that can be used as a hook, bell ringer, exit slip, etc. They take less than a class period to complete. Learn more on the "My NASA Data What are Mini Lessons?" page.
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