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Chabot Space and Science Center
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The Chabot Space & Science Center is a teaching and learning center ...

The Chabot Space & Science Center is a teaching and learning center focused on astronomy and the space sciences and the interrelationships of all sciences. Its observatory, planetarium, exhibits, and natural park setting are a place where students, teachers, and the public can imagine, understand, and learn to shape their future through science. One focus of the Center is to help provide equal access to high quality science and technology programs. The Center offers a number of exhibits for sale, traveling exhibits for rent, as well as student, teacher and public programs available online and on site. The website offers a Virtual Science Center with exhibits and activities for download, as well as a Weather Station, and Virtual Planetarium and Observatory. The Center offers professional development with classes, workshops, and outreach, as well as information on the Teacher Research Center, a forum for discussion and collaborative learning of the best practices of science education.

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Education
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
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Earth System Science Informal Education Network (ESSIEN)
The Chain Game
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With this game, students explore the connection between climate, genetic variation and ...

With this game, students explore the connection between climate, genetic variation and the transmission of hantavirus. A board and game pieces are provided. The resource is supported by teacher background information, assessments, and a scoring rubric. This is Activity 1 of the learning module, Human Health, Climate and Disease: A Critical Connection, part of the lesson series, Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.

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Atmospheric Science
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Games
Instructional Material
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Challenges of Forecasting in the West
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During this presentation, Dr. Brad Colman (NOAA/NWS) covers both the philosophical and ...

During this presentation, Dr. Brad Colman (NOAA/NWS) covers both the philosophical and methodological approaches to weather forecasting in general, with a special emphasis on challenges introduced in areas of complex terrain. The insightful comments made by the presenter regarding recommended approaches to applying conceptual models, mesoscale model output, and decision trees in the forecast process are useful to anyone who predicts the weather.

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Atmospheric Science
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Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
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COMET/MetEd Program Collection
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COMET
The Change in Carbon Dioxide Levels
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Students are presented with a graph of atmospheric becomes CO² values from ...

Students are presented with a graph of atmospheric becomes CO² values from Mauna Loa Observatory, and are asked to explore the data by creating a trend line using the linear equation, and then use the equation to predict future becomes CO² levels. Students are asked to describe qualitatively what they have determined mathematically, and suggest reasons for the patterns they observe in the data. A clue to the reason for the data patterning can be deduced by students by following up this activity with the resource, Seasonal Vegetation Changes. The data graph and a student worksheet is included with this activity. This is an activity from Space Update, a collection of resources and activities provided to teach about Earth and space. Summary background information, data and images supporting the activity are available on the Earth Update data site.

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Life Science
Atmospheric Science
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Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Changes in Salinity Due to Glacier Movement
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This activity requires construction of a simple salinity tester. Students will create ...

This activity requires construction of a simple salinity tester. Students will create their own calibration scale during this experiment, and look at the change in salinity that would arise if freshwater was suddenly dumped into the ocean. Materials needed for this investigation include a DC mill ampere meter, 2 D-cell batteries and holder, bronze sheeting, #18 solid wire, salt, deionized water, and a stream table or pan apparatus to create a hydrologic model of ice-ocean interaction. Included is a student worksheet to guide interpretation of data. The resource is supported by teacher background information, assessment suggestions, and a scoring rubric. This is Activity 3 of the learning module, Water: Here, There, and Everywhere, part of the lesson series, The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Chapman Cycle Equilibrium Calculator
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The Chapman Cycle Equilibrium Calculator solves for the equilibrium solution of the ...

The Chapman Cycle Equilibrium Calculator solves for the equilibrium solution of the chemical reactions in the Chapman Cycle, assuming a solar flux equivalent to that at the top of the Earth's atmosphere. A Newton-Rhapson method is used to find the solution, which requires an initial guess as to the equilibrium solution.

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Computer Science
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
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Instructional Material
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Shodor
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CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
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The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
Chemical Investigations of Boston Harbor, January (IAP) 2006
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Laboratory or field work in atmospheric science and oceanography. To be arranged ...

Laboratory or field work in atmospheric science and oceanography. To be arranged with department faculty. Consult with department Education Office. This is an undergraduate introductory laboratory subject in ocean chemistry and measurement. There are three main elements to the course: oceanic chemical sampling and analysis, instrumentation development for the ocean environment, and the larger field of ocean science. This course is offered as part of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering.

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Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kujawinski, Elizabeth
Chesapeake Bay Observing System
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An interactive online database containing real-time and archived weather data from stations ...

An interactive online database containing real-time and archived weather data from stations throughout Chesapeake Bay, with more on the way. Real time parameters include temperature, wind speed and direction, wind gusts, pressure, humidity, and rainfall amount. Archived data points consist of 21 different parameters recorded every 30 minutes.

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Environmental Science
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
Material Type:
Data
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Bridge-NOAA Collection
Children's Misconceptions about Weather: A Review of the Literature
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This paper presents the results of a study that includes some basic ...

This paper presents the results of a study that includes some basic concepts about the weather, how some children misunderstand these concepts, and possible reasons for the misunderstandings. Student misconceptions can provide an opening for instruction. When teachers know what their students are thinking about a topic they can tailor experiments and activities which challenge the students' thinking. This list of topic-related misconceptions is made available to teachers so they can review the list prior to instruction in order to prepare lessons which challenge students' preconcieved notions about weather.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Hydrology
Physics
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Reference
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
California State University, Long Beach
Laura Henriques
Climate Change: Fitting the Pieces Together
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This module discusses climate change, particularly as it is currently being affected ...

This module discusses climate change, particularly as it is currently being affected by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases emitted by human activities. It also covers signs of climate change, how scientists study climate, the current thinking on future changes, and what can be done to minimize the effects. Updated in 2012.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Climate Change Kids Site
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Explore this site to learn about the science and impacts of climate ...

Explore this site to learn about the science and impacts of climate change. The site also provides games that help students, their parents and their teachers learn about both the science of climate change and what actions they can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Games
Homework and Assignments
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Readings
Reference
Simulations
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
DLESE Community Collection
Climate Change and Extreme Weather
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This module discusses how a changing climate can also lead to changes ...

This module discusses how a changing climate can also lead to changes in extreme weather events on the local scale. The role of natural variability is also explained. The module describes how climate change can have both positive and negative effects, depending on the situation, location, and the vulnerability of the population. While research on climate change and extreme events is still relatively new, the module discusses what changes scientists think are likely if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.

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Atmospheric Science
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Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
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COMET
Climate Change and Regional Impacts
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This short module is an overview of the different effects climate change ...

This short module is an overview of the different effects climate change produces in different regions of the United States. In addition to discussing impacts already being experienced, the module presents information on how climate scientists use specialized models and statistical techniques to estimate how regional climates are likely to change in the future.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Climate Change and STEM Career Preparation: Building a Diverse Workforce
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In this self-paced tutorial, educators learn about the kinds of educational experiences ...

In this self-paced tutorial, educators learn about the kinds of educational experiences that prove effective in exciting students about STEM careers and identify resources that can be used to introduce students to STEM careers, especially those related to climate change science. Profiles of scientists and engineers representing diverse populations are included for use in the classroom. Multimedia educational resources including video clips and vocabulary words linked to a glossary are included. This is the eighth of ten self-paced professional development modules providing opportunities for teachers to learn about climate change through first-hand data exploration.

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Education
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
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This module looks at how increasing temperatures due to climate change have ...

This module looks at how increasing temperatures due to climate change have affected sea level rise and what effects scientist expect in the future, given rising greenhouse gas emissions. The various mechanisms of sea level rise are discussed, as well as the tools and research used to study this topic. The module also discusses how countries and communities are preparing for future increases in sea levels.

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Life Science
Atmospheric Science
Physics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Climate Diagnostic Center Plots
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Through static map interface, the Climate Diagnostic Center provides access to plots ...

Through static map interface, the Climate Diagnostic Center provides access to plots of current and historical United States temperature, precipitation and PDSI drought maps. The interface allows users to plot the raw data and view map visualizations of data.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Author:
NOAA/Climate Diagnostics Center
Climate Impact of Quadrupling Atmospheric CO2: An overview of GFDL Climate Model Results
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In this report, the Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Climate Research Group examines ...

In this report, the Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Climate Research Group examines the possible climate impacts of quadrupling atmospheric CO2. Several impacts are discussed, surface air temperature warming, sea level rise, thermohaline circulation changes, mid-latitude summer drying, heat index and temperature increases and possible changes in tropical storms and El Nino. This site provides a nice written overview and images regarding changes in climate and oceans due to increased CO2.

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Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Thomas Knutson
Climate Kids: A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change
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A product of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this website features sections ...

A product of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this website features sections entitled "Learn the Basics," "See the Impacts," "Think Like a Scientist," and "Be Part of the Solution" through which participants gain a deeper understanding of climate change issues. This resource is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: Birds and Climate Change
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Some bird species appear to respond to extreme weather changes in their ...

Some bird species appear to respond to extreme weather changes in their native habitat by moving to more hospitable environments. This article discusses the role of NASA satellites, along with field and citizen scientists, in studying that movement. The article also includes an activity on constructing a bird feeder. The Climate Kids website is a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: Climate Tales
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These animated stories follow the adventures of a polar bear and a ...

These animated stories follow the adventures of a polar bear and a fish. In the two episodes here, one just over four minutes, the other just over five, the duo come face to face with worldwide environmental changes. This lesson is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength