This activity is one of a series in the collection, The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change activities.
In Part A of this lab, students will examine a variety of images and maps of the whole Earth in order to identify the major components of the Earth system at a global scale.
Students will analyze and interpret graphs to compare the flow of (shortwave) energy from the Sun toward China over the course of a year on cloudy versus clear days. Students will draw a conclusion and support it with evidence.
Students will practice constructing claims using evidence and reasoning.
NASA visualizers take data – numbers, codes – and turn them into animations people can see and quickly understand.