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Smithsonian Education: Prehistoric Climate Change

This IdeaLab allows users to do a virtual analysis of prehistoric leaves to explore climate change that happened millions of years ago. By examining the leaves and performing based on formulas that are provided, users can determine the average temperature of the time at which the plants lived, and compare the temperatures of various times based on the structure of the leaves. A video then summarizes why all this information is important to us today.

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