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12 Steps to a Sustainable High School
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This activity includes an assessment, analysis, and action tool that can be ...

This activity includes an assessment, analysis, and action tool that can be used by classrooms to promote understanding of how the complex current issues of energy, pollution, supply and consumption are not just global but also local issues.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activities and Labs
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
2050
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This interactive addresses the question if we can reduce CO2 emissions by ...

This interactive addresses the question if we can reduce CO2 emissions by 20% of 1990 levels and help avoid dangerous climate change? Users of this interactive can manipulate changes to various sources and uses (supply and demand) of energy with the goal of reducing C02 emissions in Great Britain by 80% in the year 2050.

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Atmospheric Science
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Instructional Material
Simulations
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK
AK-03 ALASKA: AK-03 Columbia Glacier "Cliff" (Narrated)
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A video from the Extreme Ice Survey in which Dr. Tad Pfeffer ...

A video from the Extreme Ice Survey in which Dr. Tad Pfeffer and photographer Jim Balog discuss the dynamics of the Columbia glacier's retreat in recent years through this time-lapse movie. Key point: glacier size is being reduced not just by glacial melting but due to a shift in glacial dynamics brought on by climate change.

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Atmospheric Science
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Video Lectures
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
James Balog
Tad Pfeffer
AP Environmental Science Course Material
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One of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of teaching an advanced ...

One of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of teaching an advanced placement environmental science course is finding enriching field and lab activities for your students. These labs have been developed by an experienced team of environmental science educators in partnership with the Environmental Literacy Council. Each lab has been the subject of an extensive peer review by a number of experienced environmental science educators. The content of this initial collection is varied, and APES teachers and students in different areas around the country should be able to complete each of the labs. These initial labs are not typical cookbook variety. They each contain an inquiry-based component. Over time, additional labs and tools for new and experienced teachers will be added to the collection.

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Environmental Science
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Activities and Labs
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Environmental Literacy Council
Abrupt Climate Change
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This lesson focuses on a current issue in science in order to ...

This lesson focuses on a current issue in science in order to help students understand the process by which scientific knowledge is developed and refined. The goal of science is to advance human understanding of the natural world and that sometimes means changing long-held views. According to recent studies, many students think that changes come mainly through facts and improved observational and measuring technology. However, they often do not make the distinction that advancements or changes can come from both new observations and reinterpreting old observations.

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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AAAS
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Science Netlinks
Absorption by Atmospheric Gases of Incoming and Outgoing Radiation
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In this activity, students are split into groups to examine a specific ...

In this activity, students are split into groups to examine a specific band of the electromagnetic spectrum and the absorption spectra of seven atmospheric gases in that wavelength range. Using a jigsaw approach, the students regroup to have an expert on each band to examine the full spectrum, identify and rank greenhouse gases, and estimate Earth's temperature from satellite data.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activities and Labs
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Sara Harris
The Acid Ocean Video
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A production of Microdocs, a collection of short-attention span science videos, this ...

A production of Microdocs, a collection of short-attention span science videos, this is a good introduction to ocean acidification. It uses coral in vinegar as a demo of principal (listen how he emphasizes "in principle" about this concept).

Website has additional information and references.

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Ecology
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Our Changing Oceans and Estuaries
Stanford University, Microdocs Project
Acid Test Video: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification
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This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which ...

This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green. A related curriculum kit is available at: http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/acidification/files/labkit.pdf

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Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
Economics
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Images and Illustrations
Video Lectures
Other
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National Resources Defense Council
Our Changing Oceans and Estuaries
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Natural Resources Defense Council - written by Daniel Hinerfeld
Activities for Studying Tree Rings Online
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Selected resources provide three web-based activities to complement science lessons in an ...

Selected resources provide three web-based activities to complement science lessons in an issue of Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle. The free, online magazine for Grades K-5 teachers explores the essential principles of climate literacy.

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Education
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Adaptation of Butterflies
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One of the bellwether species on the impact of climate change to ...

One of the bellwether species on the impact of climate change to our environment is the butterfly. Scientists say that warmer temperatures are affecting where butterflies live and breed, causing some species to migrate toward cooler climates near the earths poles. "Changing Planet" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Simulations
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NBC Learn
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Changing Planet
Author:
National Science Foundation
NBC Learn
Addressing Links Between Climate and Public Health in Alaska Native Villages
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As emissions of heat-trapping bases accumulate in our atmosphere, Earth's polar regions ...

As emissions of heat-trapping bases accumulate in our atmosphere, Earth's polar regions are warming more quickly than at lower latitudes. The rapid environmental changes that result from this warming can have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of rural Alaskans: unpredictable weather and changes in the seasons have made harvesting food more difficult, hazardous, and stressful. The risk of physical injury has also increased, as poor ice, extreme weather, and coastal erosion bring new travel hazards. Increasingly difficult harvest conditions for fish, shellfish, berries, caribou, and sea mammals have also increased concerns about food security. Additionally, declines in snow pack, the threat of drought, changes in lake and river conditions, and damage and disruptions to community water systems have prompted concerns of water security. The climate-related challenge faced by Alaska’s tribal health system is to recognize new health stressors and community vulnerabilities, and then find healthy adaptation strategies in an increasingly uncertain future.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Addressing Short- and Long-Term Risks to Water Supply
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In 2012, water managers in Fredericktown, Missouri, saw their city's main source ...

In 2012, water managers in Fredericktown, Missouri, saw their city's main source of water dwindle. They used the EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities program to consider options and develop plans to protect their water source.

Subject:
Hydrology
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Advance and retreat of the Ice-shelf
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Interactive animation showing the changes occurring to an ice-shelf in relation to ...

Interactive animation showing the changes occurring to an ice-shelf in relation to the temperature of the surrounding water.
The animation has been created on the basis of the most recent models created by the modelling team of the antarctic research called ANDRILL.

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Geology
Material Type:
Simulations
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ANDRILL
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ANDRILL
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Matteo Cattadori Luigi Sansoni Dave Pollard
Advanced Analytic Methods in Science and Engineering, Fall 2004
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A comprehensive treatment of the advanced methods of applied mathematics. Designed to ...

A comprehensive treatment of the advanced methods of applied mathematics. Designed to strengthen the mathematical abilities of graduate students and train them to think on their own. Review of elementary methods in complex analysis, ordinary differential equations, and partial differential equations. Expansions around regular and irregular singular points; asymptotic evaluation of integrals, regular perturbations; WKB method; multiple scale method; boundary-layer techniques.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbooks
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Cheng, Hung
Adъбlie Penguins
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A short video that discusses how changing climate is affecting the population ...

A short video that discusses how changing climate is affecting the population of Adъбlie penguins.

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Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Video Lectures
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
African Droughts
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The Horn of Africa has been experiencing exceptional droughts over the last ...

The Horn of Africa has been experiencing exceptional droughts over the last decade. Using data collected from the NOAA POES satellite, changes in the severity of the drought conditions in the Horn and around the world are shown.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Simulations
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NOAA
Air: Fuel for Thought
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This lesson plan engages students in a real-life exploration of climate change ...

This lesson plan engages students in a real-life exploration of climate change as it is affected by greenhouse emissions from vehicles. The aim of this activity is for students to realize the impact of vehicle use in their family and to give students the opportunity to brainstorm viable alternatives to this use.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
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Activities and Labs
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Air: Fuel for Thought
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This lesson plan engages students in a real-life exploration of climate change ...

This lesson plan engages students in a real-life exploration of climate change as it is affected by greenhouse emissions from vehicles. The aim of this activity is for students to realize the impact of vehicle use in their family and to give students the opportunity to brainstorm viable alternatives to this use.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
PBS
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PBS
Alert System Helps Strawberry Growers Reduce Costs
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In Florida's humid climate, strawberry growers are in a constant battle with ...

In Florida's humid climate, strawberry growers are in a constant battle with two kinds of fruit rot. Using a decision support system, they can save money by spraying fields only when the plant diseases are a threat.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Alex Steffen Sees a Sustainable Future
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Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity's ecological footprint is incredibly ...

Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity's ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 10-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

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Video Lectures
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Steffen, Alex