A Warming World
by NASA. http://climate.nasa.gov/warmingworld/globalTemp.cfm
. Interactive temperature records show how the surface temperature of our planet has been increasing since 1880. Global Temperature: How much do you know?
By NASA. http://climate.nasa.gov/TemperatureQuiz/quiz_template.html
. Test your knowledge of global temperature change and its impact on Earth’s climate. It’s getting hot in here. Vital Climate Change Graphics
by UNEP/GRID-Arendal, Arendal, Norway. http://www.grida.no/publications/vg/climate2/page/2686.aspx
. This section contains graphics showing the increase in the Earth’s surface temperature over time. Air Temperature
. Union of Concerned Scientists Global Warming Hot Map. http://www.climatehotmap.org/global-warming-effects/air-temperature.html
. Discusses how rising air temperatures bring heat waves, spread disease, shift plant and animal habitat and cause extreme weather events, from drought to blizzards. Ground Temperature
. Union of Concerned Scientists Global Warming Hot Map. http://www.climatehotmap.org/global-warming-effects/ground-temperature.html
. Discusses how as permafrost (frozen ground) thaws, it releases heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, which accelerates global warming. It also alters local ecosystems and destabilizes infrastructure, necessitating costly repairs. EPA Climate Change Kids’ Site. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/impacts/signs/index.html
. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Kids’ Site provides information on climate change and climate change impacts for children. The site also includes educator resources (see bottom of the page), including tips for teaching climate change. Global Warming 101
by the Will Steger Foundation, Minnesota. www.globalwarming101.com
. Following along on Will Steger’s expeditions to the Arctic. Students can learn firsthand accounts of the conditions in the arctic by asking questions or viewing segments available online. Curriculum and lesson plans are also available.