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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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Analyzing Greenhouse Gases and Global Temperature Data Over Time part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students plot data on the concentrations of various greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere and look for trends. They will learn that greenhouse gases allow the Sun's light to pass ...

Climate Change Calculator part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This calculator allows users to calculate their ecological footprint in terms of trees required to sequester the carbon from carbon dioxide emissions produced by household use and transportation. ...

Abrupt Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This clearinghouse provides links to information about abrupt climate change, a phenomenon which recent evidence indicates is not unusual. Users can choose from a variety of links that lead to ...

Planet Under Pressure part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Planet Under Pressure is a six-part British Broadcasting Company (BBC) News Online series looking at some of the most pressing environmental issues facing the human race today. The series takes a ...

The Earth's Orbit part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These eleven activities relate to the results of the motion and position of the Earth in its orbit, investigating both the causes and the effects of changing seasons. It starts simply by trying to ...

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is concerned with Earth science-related education, communication and outreach, and coordinating international Earth observation policy. IGES ...

Modeling Your Water Balance part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity sheet (PDF download) allows students to create a physical model illustrating the soil water balance using glasses to represent the soil column. They use data from the GLOBE Data Server ...

Interpreting Infrared Imagery part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Interpreting Infrared (IR) Imagery explains how radiometers are used in satellite meteorology including such topics as the types of radiometers, and how they capture and present images. An ...

Ice Cores Teacher's Guide part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students will learn how and why scientists drill ice cores in Greenland. They will use this knowledge to create an ice core that demonstrates how natural and human factors affect ...

Teacher's Domain: Understanding the Greenhouse Effect part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this lesson, students learn about ways in which scientists study past climate change. These studies involve investigations of ice cores taken from the vast ice sheet that covers Greenland and ...

Global Climate Animations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Global Climate Animations site contains animations of the Earth's climate system for educational and research purposes. The animations show the climatology of the seasonal cycle for selected ...

The Essence of Ecology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This tutorial provides an introduction to basic concepts of ecology such as species extinction, generalist and specialist adaptation strategies, and the relation between extinction of one species and ...

Diurnal Temperature Changes and Water Vapor Content part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students will examine data for air temperature and dewpoint temperature for two different days at the same station to understand how moisture in the air affects the diurnal ...

Water Vapor Circulation on Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Water vapor plays an important role in the water cycle and in the distribution of heat around the planet. By observing the movement of water vapor, scientists can study global wind patterns and the ...

MY NASA DATA Contributed Lesson 11: Seasonal Cloud Cover Variations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in using the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS) to specify and download a microset of data, then to use the data to determine the seasonal ...

Infrared Gallery part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Human eyes cannot see infrared wavelengths, but with the help of false-color imaging, temperature differences become visible and invisible features are suddenly illuminated. This interactive gallery ...

Earth in Motion: Seasons part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Earth's orbit around the Sun, together with the tilt of its axis, results in periodic climate changes around the globe known as seasons. Different locations experience different types of climate ...

NOAA Paleoclimatology Program - Alley 2000 Greenland Ice Core Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Greenland ice-core records provide an exceptionally clear picture of many aspects of abrupt climate changes, and particularly of those associated with the Younger Dryas event, as reviewed here. ...

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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 ...

Corriolis Model Instructions part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This VPython model of the coriolis force is interactive and allows users to change parameters, modeling the motion of a marble fired across a rotating turntable. The motion can be viewed as an ...



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