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Global Climate Change: Resources for Environmental Literacy

Type: User Resource

Summary: Most scientists believe that Earth’s climate is changing and in fact heating up. However, they don’t all agree about the rate of change, the extent of the impact on our environment, or what can or should be done about it. This module is based on the premise that understanding what influences Earth’s energy balance is necessary (though not sufficient) to make sound decisions about climate change.

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Archive: Climate Change Here and Now: Ocean and Atmospheric Impacts: March 18, 2010

Type: Symposia Archive

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Summary: During this half-day Symposium, scientists and education specialists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discussed the latest findings about the impacts of climate change and provide ideas and resources that translate climate...

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Archive: Predicting Future Climate and Considering Solutions, April 28, 2010

Type: Web Seminar Archive

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Summary: This Web Seminar took place April 22, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Lisa Gardiner, Educational Designer with the Office of Education and Outreach at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder. Dr....

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Effects of Oceans on Weather and Climate

Type: SciGuide

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Summary: SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts.

The oceans cover more than 70% of Earth’s surface...

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External Resource: Is Grandpa Right, Were Winters Colder When He Was A Boy?

Type: External Resource

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Summary: People often say that winters were colder and had more snow in the past. This activity will help students/learners determine the accuracy of this statement for their location by comparing historic weather information with current data to determine if...

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Idea Bank: Climate Change Inquiries

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: How can students engage in authentic inquiry on global climate change if they are not able to do the actual experiments? Many questions about climate change emerge over large areas and long periods of time. The good news is that much of the data from...

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Idea Bank: Warming to Global Warming—Sunspots and Sea-Surface Temperature

Type: Journal Article

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Summary: In the problem-based laboratory activity described here, students evaluate the causality of changes on the solar surface in regard to climate change and warming in Earth’s environment. They use graphing calculators and real-time data from the internet...

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Now You “Sea” Ice, Now You Don’t

Type: Book Chapter

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Summary: Increasing air temperatures in the last 50 years have dramatically altered the Antarctic Peninsula ecosystem. In this interdisciplinary inquiry, learners use a cooperative approach to investigate changes in the living and nonliving resources of the...

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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: SciPack

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Summary: SciPacks are self-directed online learning experiences for teachers to enhance their understanding of a particular scientific concept and its related pedagogical implications for student learning. Unlimited expert content help via email and a final assessment...

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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...