Teaching Climate With Models: Solving the Problems of Energy,
Carbon, and Climate
This web seminar took place on April 25, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
daylight time. The presenters were Scott Denning, Professor
of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, and
Randy Russell, Lead Web and Interactive Multimedia Developer for Spark.
During the program Dr. Denning and Dr. Russell shared a set of potential climate
change solutions that students can analyze for impact.
The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from
the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on
the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library,
neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.
This was the fourth web seminar in a series examining the use of models (both conceptual
models and computer models) for teaching about the science of climate and global
change. During this program Dr. Denning introduced the idea of “stabilization wedges,”
an approach that combines many different small-impact strategies to amount to a
large reduction in CO2 emissions. Dr. Russell shared instructional strategies and
resources to use with students, including the “Ruler of the World” interactive,
which allows students to make choices about how to mitigate climate change.
Seminar participants received an NSTA SciGuide. A certificate of attendance
was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificates area in
the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- “I learned so much tonight!”
- “Overall a very thorough presentation with extremely knowledgeable speakers.”
- “I loved the interactive activity.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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Underwritten by University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)