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Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole (College Level)
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College-level adaptation of a chapter in the Earth Exploration Toolbook. Examine satellite ... More

College-level adaptation of a chapter in the Earth Exploration Toolbook. Examine satellite images of atmospheric ozone in the Southern Hemisphere to study changes in concentration over a time. Less

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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Brian Welch
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The Atmosphere
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The lessons at this website were prepared to introduce 5th-8th grade students ... More

The lessons at this website were prepared to introduce 5th-8th grade students to the fundamental principles of the earth's atmosphere: history, composition, and structure. Includes three pages of information and features to allow for exploration and expansion of current knowledge. In addition, there are four activities to develop performance skills, not only in science, but in math and language arts as well. Links to external sites also included. Less

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Performing Arts
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physical Geography
Physics
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UCAR
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
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Gallery Walk Questions about Climate
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This site from SERC's Starting Point presents sample Gallery Walk questions about ... More

This site from SERC's Starting Point presents sample Gallery Walk questions about climate. Questions help students examine atmospheric constituents (water vapor, carbon dioxide, stratospheric ozone, clouds, and dust), pollutants (chlorofluorocarbons, carbon dioxide, sulphur oxides, and particulates), climates in relation to latitude, altitude and mountains, climographs, and temperature patterns. The questions are organized according to the cognitive level at which students are engaged, using Bloom's Taxonomy. Less

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Education
Chemistry
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Starting Point (SERC)
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Cathy Manduca
Mark Francek
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Gallery Walk Questions on Atmosphere Composition
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This site from SERC's Starting Point presents sample Gallery Walk questions about ... More

This site from SERC's Starting Point presents sample Gallery Walk questions about the composition of the atmosphere. These questions encourage students to examine atmospheric and greenhouse gases, human influences on climate change, proposed new products to minimize UV exposure, and ways people currently protect themselves from UV exposure. The questions are organized according to the cognitive level at which students are engaged, using Bloom's Taxonomy. Less

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Ecology
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Atmospheric Science
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Cathy Manduca
Mark Francek
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Ozone Scenario
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During the first kinetics lecture, we traced the efforts of atmospheric chemists ... More

During the first kinetics lecture, we traced the efforts of atmospheric chemists to explain the depletion of ozone in the upper atmosphere. (The powerpoint slides have been posted on Blackboard for your review.) U2 spy planes gathered much of the initial data that linked ClO in the stratosphere to the ozone depletion. The data collected during these flights showed the concentrations of various chemical species in the stratosphere, but did not measure how fast the processes were occurring. To determine the kinetics (rates) of ozone depletion reactions, chemists perform controlled laboratory studies. In this homework, we will interpret data obtained from such laboratory experiments to study the ozone depletion reaction. Less

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Carnegie Mellon University
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The ChemCollective
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Dr. David Yaron
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Ozone and the Atmosphere
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This web site, hosted by NASA, discusses the chemical composition and evolution ... More

This web site, hosted by NASA, discusses the chemical composition and evolution of Earth's atmosphere, focusing on the protective layer of ozone in the stratosphere. The destructive properties of tropospheric ozone are also presented. Diagrams and animation sequences are used to visually depict the delicate structure of the ozone molecule and the chemical reactions involved in its formation and destruction. Ozone destroying pollutants were first identified in 1973. Since that time there has been a considerable amount of controversy surrounding the subject of ozone depletion. More than 20 years of ozone-related scientific studies, international meetings, and global industrial agreements are summarized in the last section of this site. Less

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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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NASA
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Problem-Based Learning: UV Menace
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Students work as a team to determine the causes, effects, and solutions ... More

Students work as a team to determine the causes, effects, and solutions to ozone depletion. They work out what they need to know, and split the team up to research different parts of the issue. Less

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Education
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Rebecca Teed
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Satellite Monitoring of Atmospheric Composition
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Satellite monitoring of atmospheric composition provides important information for a number of ... More

Satellite monitoring of atmospheric composition provides important information for a number of applications, including stratospheric ozone monitoring, long-range pollutant transport, biomass burning, air quality monitoring and forecasting, and climate change. This module provides an overview of the use of satellites in these application areas, the measurement techniques used, and the development of related operational services. In addition, the module covers a short history of European and U.S. satellite missions, as well as a look at future missions planned for monitoring atmospheric composition. Less

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Engineering
Atmospheric Science
Physics
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
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COMET/MetEd Program Collection
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Stratospheric Ozone
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Animations clips from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio are used to help guide ... More

Animations clips from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio are used to help guide students through an introductory tutorial on stratospheric ozone. Students then explore observational data from ozone-sondes, TOMS, and UARS measurements to learn about changes in stratospheric ozone over the past several decades. Measurements and model predictions are also used to help students understand future stratospheric ozone recovery scenarios. Less

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Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Starting Point (SERC)
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Bob Mackay
Mike Clark
Robert MacKay
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Sunscreens
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In this activity, students use a microcomputer connected to an ultra-violet sensor ... More

In this activity, students use a microcomputer connected to an ultra-violet sensor to compare the relative blocking power of different SPF sunscreens for the UVB region of the solar spectrum. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered. Less

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Education
Atmospheric Science
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Readings
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Bob Mackay
Gretchen DeMoss
Richard Sorensen
Robyn Johnson
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Trace Gases
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This Stella model allows students to learn about chemical mass balance in ... More

This Stella model allows students to learn about chemical mass balance in the atmosphere and apply this concept to atmospheric chlorofluorocarbon (important for ozone depletion) and carbon dioxide (important for global warming) concentration changes. Students will learn about chemical mass balance of the global atmosphere, understand the relationship between atmospheric life-time, source emission strength, and equilibrium concentration and be able to apply this to CFC concentration changes before and after international policies calling for the phase out of CFC production. The exercise is most useful in an introductory geoscience class with content related to global warming, ozone depletion, or global scale atmospheric pollution. This site also offers teaching notes and tips, teaching materials and assessment ideas. This activity is part of the Starting Point Collection: http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/ Less

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Environmental Science
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
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Readings
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Mike Clark
Robert Mackay
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Using Mass Balance to Understand Atmospheric CFCs
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In this activity, students use an interactive online mass balance model to ... More

In this activity, students use an interactive online mass balance model to help understand the observed levels of chlorofluorocarbon CFC-12 over the recent past. They then explore the influence of post Montreal Protocol emission scenarios on future CFC levels and discuss the relevance of this to stratospheric ozone recovery. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered. Less

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Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Bob Mackay
R. MacKay
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Volcanic Ash: Impacts to Aviation, Climate, Maritime Operations, and Society
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This module is the third in the four-part Volcanic Ash series. It ... More

This module is the third in the four-part Volcanic Ash series. It provides information on the impacts of an explosive volcanic eruption to aviation, climate, maritime operations and society. The threats, or impacts, from an eruption vary depending on the eruption style, duration and proximity--both in distance and altitude--to the volcano. As you learned earlier, an eruption may bring multiple hazards to urban and rural areas through: Lahars (mudflows) and floods Lava-flow inundation Pyroclastic flows and surge Volcanic ash and bomb fallout Volcanic gases In this module, we'll take a closer look at the impacts that volcanic eruptions, ash, and gases have on: Aviation Climate Maritime operations Society Less

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Maritime Science
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
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COMET/MetEd Program Collection
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COMET
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