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Technological breakthroughs in the 1990's paved the way for incredible remote sensing capabilities for the 21st century. These enhanced capabilities are utilized by dozens of satellites continuously collecting data from multiple vantage points, allowing scientists from different countries to...
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This website offers middle and high school educators a unique approach to a study of climate change: through the arts. Here, teachers will find a series of clickable illustrations, each relating to a different aspect of climate change. For example, click on Illustration to draw, color, and label...
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"This exercise allows students to manipulate scientific data, plot the data and then interpret their results. You might query the students as to what is the """"""""cause"""""""" and what is the """"""""effect"""""""" in this scientific problem. The fact that our planet's climate has changed...
Grade Level   7 8
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Climate change is a major global issue of our time. Understanding the essential principles of climate science will enable students to better assess information and to contribute to what will be ongoing climate discussions as informed citizens. Students observe and contrast thermal properties of...
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Published in 2016
At least five times in Earth's history, environmental catasprophes have caused a majority of species to go extinct. These so called mass extinctions are potent examples of hwat can happen in the face of rapid environmental change. This book showcases the work of HHMI BioInteractive, including...
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Heat islands result when people alter their surroundings, substituting man-made asphalt roads, tar roofs, and other features for vegetation. Trees and other plants provide shade and cool the air through evapotranspiration. Hard, dark surfaces like pavement store heat during the day. That heat is...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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EyesOnTheRise.org, which focuses on creating student journalism related to environmental impacts related to sea level rise, emerged as an initiative among four journalism faculty members at Florida International University to raise public awareness of sea level rise through student and community...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
artist and scientist Jill Pelto combines art with scientific data to raise awareness about climate change. By enlivening data with illustration, she tells a story about the effects of many climate factors, from ice cap melting to decreasing ability for fish to properly navigate. In this exercise,...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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In this activity, students will be acting as members of the UN Climate Council and will be working within teams to identify and address the major factors behind climate change. Students are instructed to identify three major factors of climate change through research. They then have to identify ways...
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The National Climate Assessment offers a wealth of actionable science about the causes, effects, risks, and possible responses to human-caused climate change. NOAA, the NCAnet Education Affinity Group, and members of the CLEAN Network have developed a series of guides for educators that focus on the...
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Published in 2015
The purpose of these activities is to introduce students to the factors that contribute to desertification and solutions that have been implemented in the Sahel region of West Africa, corresponding with the video Farming the Desert from the series EARTH A New Wild. The lesson includes an in-depth...
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Published in 2015
Check out this BBC article to get a visual on how global warming has increased throughout the years, and learn more about what needs to be done to slow the process.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
There's a game of Tetris happening on a global scale: The playing space is planet Earth, and all those pesky, stacking blocks represent carbon dioxide -, a greenhouse gas that is piling up ever more rapidly as we burn the fossil fuels that run our cars, factories and power plants. Joss Fong outlines...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This downloadable image from the Max-Planck Institut für Meteorologie details the climate system.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The objective of this exercise set is to integrate knowledge from several scientific disciplines and learn something interesting about the way the world works. I want to use some basic principles from physics, biology and geology to see how a large scale planetary process, the transport of heat over...
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Find an excellent tool for cryosphere (ice) work. Take a look at the bullet feature list at the bottom of the page: Using this tool, you can track the upcoming 2017 Arctic maximum sea ice extent value with students, especially as this value may, again, be a record breaker.
Grade Level   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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This podcast series on climate resiliency is produced by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and National geographic. The series showcases high school students who are experiencing real-life impacts of climate change and trying to find solutions in their communities....
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How do greenhouse gases affect the climate? explore the atmosphere during the ice age and today. What happens when you add clouds? change the greenhouse gas concentration and see how the temperature changes. Then compare to the effect of glass panes. Zoom in and see how light interacts with...
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The module, Earth System Evolution leads students to an understanding of changes in the earth system that have created the present physical environment and the evolution of life using a student based inquiry approach. The module consists of three chapters: Astronomy, Climate Change, and Changing...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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