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Envisioning Climate Change Using a Global Climate Model
DATA: NASA/GISS Model II Global Climate Model. TOOL: Educational Global Climate Modeling Suite (EdGCM). SUMMARY: Run climate modeling software to visualize how temperature and snow coverage might change over the next 100 years.

Climate Around the World
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
This exercise is designed to provide students with an overview of regional climate variations around the world and promote discussion of factors that create differences in climate around the world. This assignment ...

Climate: Global Warming
Dorothy Merritts, Franklin and Marshall College
Detailed, annotated example of Socratic questioning for topics of climate change, global warming, and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. -

Pollen and Climate Change
DATA: Pollen Viewer. TOOLS: Analyzing Digital Images, Spreadsheet. SUMMARY: Study the relationship between climate and the distribution of plants across North America, import data into spreadsheet and graph.

Analyzing Continuous Data - Climate Variability
Sarah Rubinfeld, Carthage College
The exercise focuses on the analysis of continuous data as applied to climate variability. Using data freely available on the internet, students work in Excel to import their data, organize it, and analyze it using ...

Virtues and Climate Change
Stephan Beck, The Evergreen State College
Students create an essay to respond to the question: "What virtues does our society need to foster in people in order for us to be able to respond appropriately to climate change?"

US Historical Climate: Excel Statistical
Activity and Starting Point page by R.M. MacKay. Clark College, Physics and Meteorology.
Students import US Historical Climate Network mean temperature data into Excel from a station of their choice and use Excel for statistical calculations, graphing, and linear trend estimates. -

Unit 2: Climate Forcings
Sandra Penny, Bard College; Eric Leibensperger, SUNY College at Plattsburgh
This unit uses systems thinking to explore how carbon emissions affect the global climate system. It includes an introduction to the greenhouse effect and climate modeling. Students engage in a small group activity ...

Climate as Constraint
Suzanne Pierce, University of Texas at Austin, The
This classroom assignment and discussion guide presents the relationship between groundwater availability, use, and climate conditions. Students are asked to consider the possible implications of regional climate ...

Climate Change and Migratory Behavior
Julie Bartley, Gustavus Adolphus College
In this 50-minute guided lecture, students learn the peculiar threats to migratory animals, given the projected spatial variability of climate change on the planet. This activity uses a climate departure analysis to assess threat to the monarch butterfly.

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