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Climate Change: Collecting climatic data that is millions of years old

Description

To investigate what the climate was like millions of years ago, geologists look to fossilised plants. By studying different types of plants they can gather climatic information, such as annual temperature range and water availability that corresponds to the time when the plant was living. This worksheet looks at the pros and cons of each method.

Type of Activity

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group work, working independently

Audience

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TeacherStudent

Age Group

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11 to 16 years
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Can be printed for use in class.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This climate change book is aimed at teachers of 11-19 year old students and contains teachers' notes, background information, photocopiable student worksheets and answers.