Climate System Resources


  
collapse Topic : Causes of Climate Change ‎(2)
Cyclical and Natural Changes
Human-Caused Changes
collapse Topic : Climate System ‎(12)
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
collapse Topic : Human Responses to Climate Change ‎(3)
Personal Responsibility
Risk Management
Social Values
collapse Topic : Impacts of Climate Change ‎(13)
Agricultural Changes
Economic Impacts
Ecosystem Changes
Extreme Weather
Freshwater Resources
Great Lakes Impacts
Melting Ice and Permafrost
Ocean Warming and Acidification
Plants and Animals
Public Health
Sea Level Rise
Surface Temperature Warming
Uncertainty
collapse Topic : Measuring and Modeling Climate ‎(2)
Climate Modeling
Gathering and Measuring Climate Data

Regional Climates

Activities

Ecosystem Relationships. Climate Change: A Wisconsin Activity Guide. Wisconsin DNR. Grades 7-12. http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/eek/teacher/Climateguide/PDF/03-4650-relationship.pdf. This section of the Activity Guide provides an activity and worksheets to help students understand that the living and nonliving components of an ecosystem are intricately linked to one another. It also helps students understand how climate change will impact Wisconsin.

Climate Around the World. SERC Cutting Edge . Grades 6-12. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/complexsystems/activities/climate_around_the_world.html. This activity introduces students to global climate patterns by having each student collect information about the climate in a particular region of the globe. After collecting information, students share data through posters in class and consider factors that lead to differences in climate in different parts of the world. Finally, students synthesize the information to see how climate varies around the world.

General Web Resources

Regional Climate Information. NOAA. http://www.weather.gov/climate/info.php?region=cr. This page contains links to each state’s climate office and access to many climate and climate prediction resources. Climate Concepts. Climate Change Kids. EPA. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/basics/concepts.html. This page defines climate and has a useful graphic depicting the many factors that influence climate.