Archive: Global Climate Change and the Earth System, October 6, 2010

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This Web Seminar took place October 6, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Becca Hatheway, Educational Designer with the Office of Education and Outreach at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. In part three of the series, Ms. Hatheway presented information about the Earth System. She explained what the system was and how the parts of the system are affected by climate change. 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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  • on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:20 AM

This web seminar is a comprehensive overview of climate change and the geochemical cycles. It provides an excellent description of how the Earth and the atmosphere interact. Two activities are introduced: carbon dioxide sources and sinks and the traveling nitrogen activity. Emphasis is placed on the carbon, nitrogen and water cycles. This is a good resource.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:28 AM

This webinar presented a new twist for the activity where students blow through a straw into a Bromothymol Blue solution. They used this activity to teach about oceanic acidification. The seminar also presented some key questions that are great thought provokers. For example, are animals a carbon sink or a carbon source?

Angelika Fairweather  (Bradenton, FL)
Angelika Fairweather (Bradenton, FL)

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