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Teaching Climate With Models: Solving the Problems of Energy, Carbon, and Climate
All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions

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!




For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org


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