Measuring and Modeling Climate Resources


  
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Cyclical and Natural Changes
Human-Caused Changes
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Atmospheric Circulation
Atmospheric Composition
Carbon Cycle
Climate Compared to Weather
Climate Feedbacks
Global Energy Balance
Greenhouse Effect
Ocean and Climate
Orbital Cycles
Regional Climates
Solar Radiation
Water Cycle
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Agricultural Changes
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Melting Ice and Permafrost
Ocean Warming and Acidification
Plants and Animals
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Sea Level Rise
Surface Temperature Warming
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Climate Modeling
Gathering and Measuring Climate Data

​General Resources

Activities

Tips and Tricks for Teachers by NASA. Grades K-12. http://climate.nasa.gov/education/TipsandTricks/. This three-page, interactive PDF file gives step-by-step instructions for six ways to use NASA’s Global Climate Change web site in your classroom. Also includes applicable National Content Standards.

Videos

Six Degrees Could Change the World. National Geographic. In a special broadcast event, National Geographic explores the startling theory that Earths average temperature could rise six degrees Celsius by the year 2100. In this amazing and insightful documentary, National Geographic illustrates, one poignant degree at a time, the consequences of rising temperatures on Earth. Also, learn how existing technologies and remedies can help in the battle to dial back the global thermometer. Great models and clips.

Books/Reports

Vital Climate Change Graphics by UNEP/GRID-Arendal, Arendal, Norway. (2005).http://www.grida.no/publications/vg/climate2/. This publication seeks to translate the complex subject of climate change into material that can be useful to a broad range of readers. Using findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it presents a collection of graphics focusing on the environmental and socio-economic impacts of climate change. This updated edition, launched in February 2005, is based on the Third Assessment Report (TAR) of the IPCC that was published in 2001.

Global Warming by Sally Morgan, Reed, Chicago, IL. (2003). Young Adult Non-fiction. Includes many pictures and charts as well as timeline, glossary, and list for further reading. Global Warming looks at the causes of climate change and its profound effect for life on Earth. It shows how historical clues, such as ice cores, are evidence that temperature fluctuation is not a new phenomenon, and how the causes of our current changing climate are a result of human activity.

General Web Resources

Climate Kids: NASA’s eyes on the Earth. http://climate.nasa.gov/kids/index.cfm. NASA’s climate change site for kids provides information on climate change basics, news stories related to climate change, and educator resources. The site also has interactive games under the Earth Now section and short videos throughout the site.

Introduction to Earth’s Dramatically Changing Climate. PBS Teachers professional development module. http://www.pbs.org/teachers/stem/professionaldevelopment/015/. How is the Earth’s climate changing? Within the mainstream scientific community the fundamentals of global warming and climate change are no longer in question and increasing evidence shows that human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation and land degradation, cattle ranching, and rice farming, play a significant part in contributing to this change. Examine evidence of climate change from different parts of Earth’s system and consider what it means to live on a planet with a dynamically changing climate. Addresses national standards.