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Carbon emissions map used by students to investigate warming

Data Sets and Inquiry in Geoscience Education (DIGS)

SRI offers problem-based, inquiry-centered, real-data-using materials for middle and high school earth science and environmental science courses.

DIGS provides a five-day high school unit about climate change in Phoenix, Arizona and a two-day performance assessment about climate change in Chicago, Illinois. Both engage students in looking at real data about these local areas to differentiate between possible greenhouse gas and urban heat island impacts.

Free web access is provided to teacher and student pages that make these resources available. Parallel data-centered products about the topic of earthquakes and crustal plate boundaries are also included.