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Climatic changes -- Study and teaching

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View Resource Exploratorium: Global Climate Change

Through the exploration of scientific data, students can discover the changes in global climate through geologic time at this Exploratorium website. Users can find an introduction to the research of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere to better understand climate change. Then, visitors can explore more in-depth descriptions and datasets related to these four spheres. Each...
View Resource Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences

As part of a collaborative project between faculty members at the California State University-Los Angeles and the National Science Foundation, the Virtual Courseware website brings together a number of thematic instructional resources for science educators. Some of the resources include activities that deal with earthquakes and global warming. Within each module, visitors will find a number of...
View Resource Envisioning Climate Change Using a Global Climate Model

How do climatologists and others model climate change? It's a good question, and one that students of the physical sciences and members of the general public will find interesting. This particular educational activity is offered as part of the Earth Exploration Toolbook, which is an initiative of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College. This interactive "chapter" from the...
View Resource Teaching Climate Screenshot

Earth's climate is a mind bogglingly complex system of interdependent parts and teaching about that system is no easy task. This site from NOAA provides all the resources teachers need to bring the subject to life. Educators may wish to start with the featured resources, which update regularly. The information-thick e-pamphlet, Teaching Climate Literacy, is another great feature that...
View Resource Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet: Resources: Graphics and Multimedia Screenshot

For science teachers and others interested in learning more more about global climate change, NASA hosts this collection of resources dedicated to the topic. On the Graphics and Multimedia page, visitors will find a variety of simulations, short documentaries, infographics, and interactive quizzes. These resources break down the science behind climate change in an engaging, succinct manner. In one...