Warming to Global Warming: Sunspots and Sea-Surface Temperature

Landstrom, Erich
April 2008
Science Teacher;Apr/May2008, Vol. 75 Issue 4, p62
Academic Journal
The article presents tips and techniques for creative teaching regarding sunspots and sea-surface temperature. The author suggests the use of 5E constructivist instructional model (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate) to analyze a false hypothesis linking sea-surface temperature to the Sun. An image of a large sunspot group compared to Earth is presented, along with tables of solar indices and sea-surface temperature, and sunspot versus sea-surface temperature graph from 1991-2007.


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