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  Feature Name: Global Warming Model
Author: Keisha Varma

Category: Visualization Tools (pre-designed): Models

Subject: Earth sciences

Kind: Element/Applet

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Software URL: TELS - Global Warming Project

Created by: TELS Middle School Earth Science Team lead by Keish Varma

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This Feature is connected to (3) Principles
  • Provide knowledge representation and organization tools
  • Reduce visual complexity to help learners recognize salient information
  • Enable manipulation of factors in models and simulation
    Feature in Visual Map
    The global warming model will allow students to have an interactive role in representing global warming. Students see model of the earth and the atmosphere. The model has manipulable variables such as the suns radiation, volcanic gases, and air pollution. The variables are linked to a thermometer that changes in response to the variable levels.
    The Rationale Behind the Feature (Specific Design Principle):
    This model is designed to help students understand the varying impacts of different components of global warming. (suns radiation, amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, human impacts, natural contributions)
    Context of Use:
    Currently, this model is being created to be used in the atmosphere portion of the TELS curriculum.
    Field-based Evidence:
    This feature has not yet been created. Our plan is to use Concept Mapper for this year and to replace it with the global warming model in Year 3. We can compare students learning with each feature.

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