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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
  • Data

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
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
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