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Incorporating Information Literacy into Climate Change Teaching
Lura Joseph, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This module contains 10 topics related to finding and evaluating scientific information related to climate change. The skills learned are transferable to any subject area. Each topic includes exercises.
Abrupt climate change, greenhouse gases, and the bipolar see-saw
Kathleen Johnson, University of California-Irvine
In this activity, students work with paleoclimate proxy data (d18O, CH4, CO2)from the Byrd and GISP2 ice cores. Students prepare a graph of paleoclimate data and use the graph to answer several questions about the ...
Calculation of your personal carbon footprint
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 ...
Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
This is a homework assignment that focuses student attention on ongoing hurricane/tropical storm development, often during the height of hurricane season. The students are directed to a web site (I like ...
Exercise on Atmospheric Structure, Stratospheric Ozone, and Acid Rain
Carolyn Dowling, Arkansas State University-Main Campus
This activity helps students to understand the basic ozone structure as well as ozone and acid rain problems.
What is the fate of CO2 produced by fossil fuel combustion?
A box model is used to simulate the build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the industrial era and predict the future increase in atmospheric CO2 levels during the next century.
Using a Mass Balance Model to Understand Carbon Dioxide and its Connection to Global Warming
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Students explore the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the past 40 years with an interactive on-line model.
Atmospheric methyl chloroform: a leaky water tank example
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Atmospheric methyl chloroform concentration is modeled as an extension of the generic water tank structure. Simulated and observed concentrations are used to estimate the global atmospheric lifetime of methyl ...
Pollution control and hydrologic Modeling
Eugenio Arima, Hobart William Smith Colleges
Eugenio Y. Arima, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Summary This assignment will introduce students to surface hydrologic modeling in GIS and derived products such as stream power and wetness indices. Context Type ...
Swimming in Oil: The Impact, Aftermath and Alternatives to Oil Spills
Michelle Kinzel, San Diego Mesa College
Michelle Kinzel, San Diego Mesa College Summary This activity introduces students to basic functions and features of ArcGIS software and explores principles of a GIS and data set manipulations, using observational ...