Computational And Mathematical Modeling Program

Is climate change really happening?

Ever since "Fridays for future" climate change has been on everyone's lips and is discussed in public and politics. But how scientists come up with a reliable statement that there are no climate change? In this workshop, students will explore fact-based this statement. You are looking for scientific methods to approach the question demonstrably. They use real data, work out the regression analysis themselves and use it to Hypothesis test for validation. The aim is to critically and objectively to reflect on a very emotional subject.

Duration: from 6 hours (incl. lunch break)
Contents: linear regression analysis, coefficient of determination, hypothesis tests
Previous knowledge: Concept of function, differential calculus, arithmetic mean
Participants: Upper secondary mathematics courses
Created by: Maren Hattebuhr
Registration: Appointments can be made individually by e-mail at KIT or RWTH Aachen University.

Source of the image: https://pixabay.com/de/illustrations/klimawandel-globale-erw%C3%A4rmung-klima-2063240/

List of publications and talks to this modul:

  • Hattebuhr, M.: Einblicke in die Klimaforschung - Perspektiven eines computergestützten mathematischen Projekttages für Oberstufenschüler*innen (presentation), ISTRON, Berlin, 2019.

  • Hattebuhr, M.: Computergestützte mathematische Workshops für Oberstufenschüler/innen zum Thema Klimawandel (poster), Nauen, 2019.

  • Hattebuhr, M.: Komplexe Modellierung: Trump gegen die Wissenschaft – Gibt es den Klimawandel wirklich? (presentation), ISTRON, Würzburg, 2018.

  • Hattebuhr, M.: Complex modeling: Trump against Science – Does climate change really exist? (presentation), IAMIT, 2018.

  • Hattebuhr, M.: Komplexe Modellierung: Trump gegen die Wissenschaft – Gibt es den Klimawandel wirklich? (presentation, conference proceedings contribution), GDMV, Paderborn, 2018.