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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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The Sustainable Energy Coalition part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Sustainable Energy Coalition brings together more than 30 national business, environmental, consumer, and energy policy organizations. Founded in 1992, the Coalition promotes increased federal ...

US Climate Change Science Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information on the Climate Change Science Program which integrates federal research on climate and global change, as sponsored by thirteen federal agencies. Links are provided to ...

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, ...

GreenHouse Gas Online part of SERC Web Resource Collection

GreenHouse Gas Online catalogues greenhouse gas related articles published in over 100 peer-reviewed journals from around the world. Only journal articles with freely available abstracts are ...

Seasons: Why It's Essential part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lesson gives high school students a clear understanding of why the seasons occur and reinforces the ability to articulate this concept to others. Students review the basics of the seasons and ...

The Discovery of Rapid Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article from the American Institute of Physics discusses the evolution of scientific views about global climate change. The history of this evolution gives a good example of the stepwise fashion ...

CO2 and You part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lesson has students observe and quantify their household and vehicle energy consumption; explain the relationship between energy consumption, energy production, and its influences on the ...

Global Warming and Energy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The global warming page of the Sierra Club is a portal to information about greenhouse gases and global warming. It starts with an overview on global warming and energy and has links to timely ...

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 ...

Differences Between Climate and Weather part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity will provide students with first hand knowledge of local weather changes and how they relates to local climates. After this activity students will understand the general distinctions ...

Climate Variability part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity students will simulate climate variability and come to understand that long-term climate averages are the result of significant annual climate variability. After this activity ...

Time and Cycles: Dendrochronology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students will use pre-marked paper strips to simulate tree-ring core samples to help them understand that data for past climate changes can be gathered from sources beyond long-term ...

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, ...

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 ...

Human Activity and Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students will examine graphs of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and their increases associated with human activity. They will focus on carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ...

Introduction to Paleoclimatology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains information about Paleoclimatology, which is the study of climate prior to the widespread availability of records of temperature, precipitation and other instrumental data. Because ...

Water Models part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity has students construct models of the water cycle to illustrate its major components and processes, and adapt their models to show how they think water would cycle in various ecosystems. ...

Crowded Planet Ecology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This radio broadcast discusses the need to consider the effects of a growing human population when studying ecosystems, since there are virtually no pristine ecosystems left. The 1 minute, 33 second ...

Ocean Surface Topography From Space part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information on the many aspects of the study of the sea surface from space. Measuring the ocean surface topography provides information for studying global ocean circulation and ...



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