Past Climates & Climate Change

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What is the focus of paleoclimatology?

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1. What is the formal name for the Ice Age, when global temperatures dropped to roughy 42-51 degrees Fahrenheit?

2. Which period in the Holocene saw a changing climate that likely helped encourage the rise of the first human civilizations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will focus on climate change and past climates. Find out how much you know about this area of study with questions on paleoclimatology and the Ice Age.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Determine how much you know about:

  • A period in the Holocene that may have helped usher in human civilization
  • Concerns with regard to climate change since 1975
  • The beginning of climate change

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on past climates and climate change
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about paleoclimatology
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Ice Age
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of climate change and how it's connected to the Holocene

Additional Learning

For more on this area of study, we've provided the accompanying lesson Past Climates & Climate Change. Feel free to review these particular areas of interest in the lesson:

  • The constant changing of the earth's climate
  • Cretaceous period
  • Three periods of the Holocene
  • How previous climate history can help us learn about today's world
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