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Authors

Hannah Ritchie, Max Roser

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subjects

Science, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Regional Focus

Global

Global Atmospheric Methane Concentration

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Synopsis
  • This interactive chart allows students to explore the global atmospheric concentration of methane over time.
  • The chart can be customized to show a specific date range (starting in 1750) and can be downloaded.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This resource is easy to use and uses data from the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should know how to read a line graph.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes

This resource presents a time series data on average atmospheric concentration of CH4. Datasets acquired from NOAA are accurate and the resource is recommended for teaching. 

Standards
  • Mathematics
    • Data Reasoning and Probability (9-12)
      • HS.DR.A.4 Use mathematical and statistical reasoning to formulate questions about data to evaluate conclusions and assess risks.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 6.ESS3.3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • 6.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change over the past century.
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