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Lesson 10

Models as Tools

We increase our understanding of the climate system through observations and modeling. Reiterative improvements in global computer models of Earth's climate system have led to increasingly reliable projections of future climate change.

In this lesson you will learn:
1) The basics of climate models
2) Improvements in IPCC climate models

Time Requirement
This lesson should about 1 hour

Science Standards covered in this lesson (click to show)
National Standards:
Science Content: U Unifying Concept and Processes
Science Content: D Earth and Space Science
Science Content: E Science and Technology
AP Environmental Science Topics:
Earth is one interconnected system
Humans alter natural systems
Wisconsin Common Core Standards:
Science A Science Connections
Science B Nature of Science
Science G Science Applications