Pre AP Geo Group D Assignment

Paleoclimate project 200 points total

Four parts and each part is worth 50 points.

Your two large graph papers showing the Volcanoes + Climate & Meteorites + Climate (50 points)

Essay on your analysis and the class paleoclimate results 2 to 3 pages. (50 points)

Quiz on paleoclimate from class lecture, powerpoints and on line readings. (50 points)

Group D Essay Assignment, see explanation below (50 points)


Your group will have a total of 4 graphs on two different large graph papers. One paper will align and overlap Major Volcanic Events for the past 425,000 years with data from climate graph #3. The second large paper will graph and overlap Meteorite Impacts for the past 65 million years with graph #1.

After making your large graphs, you will write a 2 to 3 page essay which analyzes the results of your Volcanoe and Meteorite graphs along with the results from the four other groups. This essay should explain any relationships, either positive or negative, between climate and the variables being graphed. The paper must be had written and should end with a summary of what you learned from this paleoclimate project.

The Paleoclimate quiz will be over the material covered in my three power point presentations and the introductory reading assignments we did from my web page.

Final Research Assignment for Group D: This essay needs to be 2 to 3 pages long and hand written. It should address the following topics.

-What are Greenhouse Gases and how do they affect climate?

-What affect would large volcanic eruptions or meteorite impacts have on the climate?

-Discuss some major events such as the 65 M.Y. impact and the Tambora volcano that have had an impact on climate.





















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