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Comparing Carbon Calculators part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples

Mark McCaffrey, National Center for Science Education

Carbon calculators, no matter how well intended as tools to help measure energy footprints, tend to be black boxes and can produce wildly different results, depending on the calculations used to weigh various ...

Calculation of your personal carbon footprint part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Activities

Scott Giorgis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This worksheet walks the students through the steps for calculating their personal carbon footprint. Additionally it helps them consider options for reducing their carbon footprint and the potential costs of those ...

The Heat is On: Understanding Local Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples

Dan Zalles, SRI International

Students draw conclusions about the extent to which multiple decades of temperature data about Phoenix suggest that a shift in local climate is taking place as opposed to exhibiting nothing more than natural ...

How Fast Do Materials Weather? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus

A think-pair-share activity in which students calculate weathering rates from tombstone weathering data. -

Carbon Dioxide Exercise part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus

Students work in groups, plotting carbon dioxide concentrations over time on overheads and estimating the rate of change over five years. -

The Modern Atmospheric CO2 Record part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples

Bob Mackay, Clark College

Students compare carbon dioxide (CO2) data from Mauna Loa Observatory, Barrow (Alaska), and the South Pole over the past 40 years to help them better understand what controls atmospheric CO2. -

Is There a Trend in Hurricane Number or Intensity? part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities

Todd Ellis, SUNY College at Oneonta

This lab guides students through an examination of the hurricane record to determine if there is a trend in hurricane intensity over the past 40 years and introduces some issues related to statistics and ...

Air-sea Interactions: Activities in Oceanography part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection

Steve LaDochy, California State University, Los Angeles

This online set of activities help students learn properties of ocean waves, wind-wave relationships and properties of tsunamis.

Engaging Question part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities

Karl Wirth, Macalester College Course: Dynamic Earth and Global Change 20 students This activity serves a number of functions, including an introduction to the course, a learning prompt that can be revisited ...

Mass Balance Model part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples

Activity and Starting Point page by R.M. MacKay. Clark College, Physics and Meteorology.

Students are introduced to the concept of mass balance, flow rates, and equilibrium using an online interactive water bucket model. -