Resource Image Archive: New Climate Tools for Educators, May 3, 2012
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Type of Resource: Web Seminar Archive
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Publication Title: None
Grade Level: College, High School, Informal Education, Middle School


This Web Seminar took place on May 3, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenters were Amy Work, education coordinator at the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT), and Peg Steffen, education coordinator for the Communications and Education Division of NOAA’s National Ocean Service. In this program, Ms. Work and Ms. Steffen talked about free online tools and resources that educators can use to teach about climate change issues.

For more information about this web seminar, its presenter(s), read what participants said about it, and to see and download its PowerPoint slides go here.

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Science Discipline: (mouse over for full classification)
Global climate change
Earth system evolution
Geologic time
Environmental change
Renewable resources
Interpreting data
Science and technological challenges in society
Intended User Role:College/University Professor (preservice science education), High-School Educator, Informal Educator, Middle-Level Educator, New Teacher, Professional Development Provider, Teacher
Educational Issues:Curriculum, Inquiry learning, Integrating technology, Professional development, Teacher content knowledge, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies


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National Standards Correlation

This resource has 10 correlations with the National Standards.  

This resource has 10 correlations with the National Standards.  

  • Life Science
    • Organisms and environments
      • An organism's patterns of behavior are related to the nature of that organism's environment, including the kinds and numbers of other organisms present, the availability of food and resources, and the physical characteristics of the environment.
  • Earth Science
    • Structure of the earth system
      • Water, which covers the majority of the earth's surface, circulates through the crust, oceans, and atmosphere in what is known as the "water cycle." (5-8)
      • Water is a solvent. As it passes through the water cycle it dissolves minerals and gases and carries them to the oceans. (5-8)
    • Energy in the earth system
      • Global climate is determined by energy transfer from the sun at and near the earth's surface. (9-12)
  • Science as Inquiry
    • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
      • Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence.
    • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • Scientists develop explanations using observations (evidence) and what they already know about the world (scientific knowledge). Good explanations are based on evidence from investigations. (K-4)
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
    • Changes in environments
      • Students should understand the different consequences of changing environments in small increments over long periods as compared with changing environments in large increments over short periods.
  • History and Nature of Science
    • Nature of science
      • Scientists formulate and test their explanations of nature using observation, experiments, and theoretical and mathematical models. Those ideas are not likely to change greatly in the future. (5-8)
  • Process Standards for Professional Development
    • Research-Based
      • Address teachers' needs as learners and build on their current knowledge of science content, teaching, and learning. (NSES)

User Reviews

Overview of the Human Effects of Climate Change
  Clancey (Manhattan, KS) on October 30, 2014
  The webinar is a well-presented overview of the next 10-15 years and how climate change will affect people in that time frame. The discussion of ways to use this information is thorough and helpful for classroom settings.