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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 ...
Unit 5: Predicting the Effects of Climate Change on Soil Loss
Hannah Scherer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ; Martha Murphy, Santa Rosa Junior College; Sarah Fortner, Wittenberg University
Students will investigate how the factors that influence erosion work together to produce an overall erosion rate. In agricultural areas, these factors are rainfall-runoff erosivity, soil erodibility, slope ...
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.
Temperature data and Climatology
Kristine DeLong, Louisiana State University
Students learn what climate data is available for their area and how to access and use that data. Students will learn how to read and interpret climatological graphs.
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.
Net Radiation and Temperature
Allison Dunn, Worcester State University
This assignment helps students think about how net radiation affects surface temperature.
Using GIS to estimate the volume of snow and water in a drainage basin
Todd Rayne, Hamilton College
Todd Rayne, Hamilton College Summary This activity uses field measurements and GIS to estimate the volume of water in the form of snow in a field site. Context Type and level of course I use this in a ...