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Changing Climate: Middle

 
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A Gassy World: A Climate Change Investigation

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: Will warming oceans be better or worse at absorbing CO2?

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Archive: An Introduction to Earth’s Climate, September 22, 2010

Type: Web Seminar Archive

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Summary: This Web Seminar took place on September 23, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Randy Russell, Educational Designer with the Office of Education and Outreach at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder,...

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Archive: NIEHS/NOAA/USFS/NSTA Symposium: Teaching about Climate Change: Here and Now, March 29, 2012

Type: Symposia Archive

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Summary: During this half-day symposium, scientists and education specialists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service...

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Generating Arguments About Climate Change

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: Students participate in a unit on global climate change by engaging in the process of scientific argumentation. The lessons presented in this article were created using the generate-an-argument model to help students understand climate change science.

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How Do We Know What the Climate Was Like in the Past?

Type: Book Chapter

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Summary: In this Data Puzzle, students interpret a multiparameter graph of pollen data from a sediment core collected in the northeastern United States to assess changes that occurred in the tree community over a period of about 7,000 years. By comparing the pollen...

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Integrating Technology: Lens on Climate Change: Using Place-Based Learning to Explore Climate Change Effects

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: This column shares how teachers use technology for assessment, student learning, or classroom management. This article describes a student-driven approach to learning and communicating about climate change, in which students create a short, documentary-style...

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Ocean Acidification: Hands-On Experiments to Explore the Causes and Consequences

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: Ocean acidification is one of the most serious environmental issues facing the planet (e.g., Doney 2006; Guinotte and Fabry 2009). It is caused by excess carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Human activities such as burning fossil fuels put CO2 and...

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Ocean's Effect on Climate and Weather: Global Circulation Patterns

Type: Science Object

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object, co-developed between NOAA and NSTA, is the third of four Science Objects in the Ocean’s...

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Ocean's Effect on Weather and Climate

Type: Enhanced E-book

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Summary: The Ocean’s Effect on Weather and Climate Enhanced E-book* investigates concepts related to the defining role oceans have in influencing Earth’s weather and climate. Earth’s weather patterns—which consist of different conditions of temperature,...

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Ocean's Effect on Weather and Climate: Changing Climate

Type: Science Object

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object, co-developed between NOAA and NSTA, is the fourth of four Science Objects in the Ocean’s...

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Ocean's Effect on Weather and Climate: Global Climate Patterns

Type: Science Object

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object, co-developed between NOAA and NSTA, is the first of four Science Objects in the Ocean’s...

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Ocean's Effect on Weather and Climate: Global Precipitation and Energy

Type: Science Object

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object, co-developed between NOAA and NSTA, is the second of four Science Objects in the Ocean’s...

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Science Sampler: Global Warming Project

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: To address the issue of global warming locally, the author developed an inquiry-based project to examine the impact of the school’s traffic situation on climate change. In this project, students collected data in the parking lot/driveway, researched greenhouse...

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The Coming Climate Crisis?

Type: Book Chapter

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Summary: Much has been written about global warming and climate change, but Dr. Claire Parkinson, a NASA climatologist, cautions about the more alarmist predictions of future crises. Global warming is a fact, but how we go about dealing with it is still open for...