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Climate Literacy Catalog

This collection of web sites was developed in the Fall of 2008 by Mark S. McCaffrey of CIRES Education and Outreach as a "next step" toward a reviewed and annotated collection of "cream of the crop" high quality digital resources that support the Essential Principles of Climate Literacy. Building on experience gained through the development of the Climate Change Collection, the goal of this phase of the effort is to begin to assemble a catalog of online resources that in the near future will be reviewed i) for scientific accuracy and currency by science experts, ii) for ease of use and appropriateness in educational settings and iii) annotated with any suggestions, concerns or ideas for enrichment and extensions to the resource.

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Coalbed Methane in Wyoming part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Coalbed methane (CH4) is a natural gas and valuable energy resource that occurs in coal beds. This site, hosted by an energy development corporation, explains the geology and stratigraphy of Wyoming ...

The Greenhouse Effect part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a joint effort of NOAA Research and the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. The goal of the site is to provide middle school science students and teachers with ...

The Carbon Cycle part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Earth Observatory site contains detailed information on the carbon cycle of the Earth. It provides an explanation of the role of carbon in the geologic carbon cycle followed by a discussion of ...

Modern and Fossil Pollen Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Palynology research scientists from around the world contribute pollen data to the NOAA Paleoclimatology World Data Center (WDC). There are pollen counts, related information, and various derived ...

A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming part of SERC Web Resource Collection

As part of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Paleoclimatology Program, information is collected from scientists across the globe to study past climate in hopes of achieving a ...

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Scientific Visualization Studio part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the web page for The Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS), a branch of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) that generates visuals to promote a greater understanding of ...

Where in the World is Carbon Dioxide? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This three part activity has students set up experiments to help them better understand the atmospheric portion of the carbon cycle. From this activity, they will be able to explain the concept of ...

Orbital Forces: Student Page part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity teaches students about orbital motions and forces using a tennis ball swung by a ribbon. Students answer the question "What happens when you let the ball go?" Background information, ...

What is a Greenhouse? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity is designed to familiarize students with how a greenhouse retains heat by building simple models. As a result of this activity, students will come to understand that greenhouses are ...

What Factors Impact a Greenhouse? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity has students use a model to investigate factors in greenhouse heating and cooling. The type of surface that sunlight first encounters is the most important factor. Forests, grasslands, ...

Atmospheric Processes: Radiation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students investigate how different surfaces absorb heat and apply their experience with the surfaces to interpret real-world situations. From this information, they come to ...

The Greenhouse Effect part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides an overview of the Earth's atmospheric greenhouse effect by briefly exploring the atmospheres of nearby planets and discussing the greenhouse gases of our atmosphere, such as, ...

On the Shoulders of Giants - Milutin Milankovitch part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Milutin Milankovitch formulated a comprehensive mathematical model that calculated latitudinal differences in solar radiation upon the Earth's surface and the corresponding surface temperatures for ...

Foundation for Water and Energy Education part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Foundation is committed to providing balanced information regarding the use of water as a renewable energy resource in the Northwest. All segments of the public have become increasingly concerned ...

Windows to the Universe: The Greenhouse Effect part of SERC Web Resource Collection

At this site, users can read a basic explanation of the greenhouse effect, which is accompanied by a diagram illustrating the concept. This link is to the intermediate version, but beginner and ...

True Color MODIS Albedo image improves Climate Modeling part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The MODIS instrument, flying aboard NASAs Terra and Aqua satellites, measures how much solar radiation is reflected by the Earths surface almost every day over the entire planet. Zooming in on ...

Bad Greenhouse part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is designed to belie the statement that the greenhouse effect is caused when gases in the atmosphere behave as a blanket and trap radiation which is then reradiated to the Earth. Students ...

" + theTitle + " part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive map and database allows users to access paleoclimate data from around the world. Users can choose the type of paleoclimate data (e.g. treerings, fire history, etc) and the location ...

Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 9-12 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-week curriculum unit for grades 9-12 encourages students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate to devise solutions. Students learn about climate change within a systems ...

NSTA :: Climate Change From Pole to Pole: Biology Investigations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides information and the ability to purchase the NSTA book: Climate Change from Pole to Pole: Biology Investigations. The book contains six researched and field-tested activities, ...

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