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This workshop, taking place at the Ohio State University (OSU), is for middle and high school teachers and introductory-level university instructors who want to incorporate argumentative writing and evidence-based claims in their classes. Aimed at science, social studies, and English language arts...
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In this activity, students will conduct two runs of an activity to simulate, using coloured sweets, how the relative proportions of oxygen can indicate past Earth temperatures.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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How can the ice core evidence for climate change be explained? This activity is an opportunity to show how a complex scientific topic can be used in the classroom to show how science depends upon evidence and interpretation.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This lesson uses web-based resources that are found within the theme with which this lesson is associated. The purpose of the lesson is to help you integrate these web-based resources into your curriculum. If you need more science content information, refer to the text associated with the overall...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Students use maps and graphs to understand how th efrequency of billion-dollar natural disaster events has changed over time. They analyze how climate change affected the 2017 California wildfires and the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Students use prior knowledge, a photo gallery, and a video to discuss what they already know about extreme weather on Earth and brainstorm and categorize a list of weather-related words and phrases. Then they identify the necessary conditions for weather events to occur, and the factors that affect...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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The Ozone Hole poster used in this activity brings together colorful images of over 30 years of satellite observations of the ozone hole. Once you understand the meaning of the color scale, you can interpret the colors on the globes and see how the ozone hole has changed over time.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2017
"""""Exploring Earth: Rising Sea"""" is a hands-on activity demonstrating ways to use topographical mapping techniques to track changes in sea level. The activity is connected to current NASA research. Together, participants and facilitators can discuss the effects of rising sea levels on coastal...
Grade Level   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Like animals everywhere, Antarctic penguins are adjusting, or not, to changes in their habitat brought by warming temperatures. With extensive field research on their existing colonies, and a 45,000 year-old record contained in deposits of their bones and egg shells, we know more about how Antarctic...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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"In """"""""Exploring Climate Science (Weather and Climate)-"""""""" students will use tools to collect weather data and discuss the differences between weather and climate. Students will be able to: compare and contrast weather and climate, providing at least three differences between the two; and...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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In this activity, students will be able to: compare and contrast weather and climate; predict the effects of climate change on life.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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High-Adventure Science brings several of the big unanswered questions in Earth and space science — think climate change, the availability of freshwater, land management and more — to middle and high school science classrooms. Each module includes interactive computer-based systems...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2013
This computer-based learning module engages students in questions that scientists around the world are exploring about Earth's climate. They gain an appreciation for how much is not known about the Earth and climate change. The module contains 5 activities (Earth's Changing Climates; Interactions...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2016
Have you ever worn a black t-shirt outside on a summer's day and felt terribly hot? Or have you ever walked through a parking lot on a summer day and felt relieved when you got to the sidewalk? Both of these scenarios involve something called albedo, which is a measure of how much radiation from the...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This GeoScience Videos blog provides support for instructors using the series of GeosScience Videos found on YouTube. The blog contains one-page quizzes for each short video as well as other related information such as in-class questions and activities. If you visit the blog's Assessment Resources...
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"Take students to the world's most extreme environment with this curriculum. As they investigate this polar continent and its value to scientists worldwide, they will also learn about world climate, day and night cycles, ocean circulation, animal adaptation, and scientists working """"in the...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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ClimateChangeLIVE features a comprehensive collection of K-12 climate education resources produced by the US Forest Service and 26 other federal and nongeovernmental partners. The resource, which includes materials for both teachers and students, presents a mix of webcasts, webinars, lesson plans,...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The JOIDES Resolution (JR) is a research vessel that drills into the ocean floor to collect and study core samples. Scientists use data from the JR to better understand climate change, geology and Earth’s history. It is a part of the International Ocean Discovery Program and is funded by the...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"In """"""""Exploring Climate Science (Weather and Climate)-"""""""" students will use tools to collect weather data and discuss the differences between weather and climate. Our extensive """"""""Exploring Climate Science"""""""" curricula unit is broken into eight lessons, each taking 40 minutes to...
Grade Level   5
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Climographs show monthly average temperatures and precipitation totals on a single graph. Rather than showing measured data for specific time periods—like the graphs you generated in Part A—climographs show long term averages for all 12 months of the year.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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