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Trace Gases: Stella II Mac and PC
This Stella model allows students to learn about chemical mass balance in the atmosphere and apply this to atmospheric chlorofluorocarbon and carbon dioxide concentrations. -
Mass Balance to Understand Atmospheric CFCs
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Students use an interactive online mass balance model help understand the observed levels of chlorofluorocarbon CFC-12 over the recent past. -
Gallery Walk Questions on Atmosphere Composition
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about atmosphere composition, greenhouse gases, ozone. The questions are ...
Bob Mackay, Clark College
Students use a microcomputer connected to an ultra-violet sensor to compare the relative blocking power of different SPF sunscreens for the UVB region of the solar spectrum. -
Investigative Case - "The Sky is Falling"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Tiffany Davidson, Sharlonne Rollin, and Nicohl Shelton. (www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
Students will generate maps of ozone concentrations, graph air quality indices, and propose solutions to problems with the ozone and air quality, specifically smog.
Making Sustainable Business Decisions In Four Different Industries and Their Effect on People (Social), Planet (Environment), and Profit (Economics)
The student will gain a better understanding of "Global Warming" and the "Triple Bottom Line" by viewing the first two videos. Further the CEO2 game will introduce many new ideas/options that specific industries have to select from in achieving their desired corporate/company goals.
Scientific Reasoning Assignment
Mary Walczak, st_olaf
In these "Scientific Reasoning Assignments," students tie course concepts to real-world observations with emphasis on creating diagrams that illustrate the concept. A rubric is available to assess the student work and provide feedback to students regarding their proficiencies in several areas.
Experiments with Ultraviolet Radiation and the Greenhouse Effect
Melanie Szulczewski, University of Mary Washington
Students use a solar cooker to model the greenhouse effect. They also develop their own experiments to examine the strength of ultraviolet radiation from the sun with various protective materials.
Mass Balance Model
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. -
Why Should You Be Scientifically Literate?
Oksana Hlodan, American Institute of Biological Sciences
The article Why Should You Be Scientifically Literate? provides students with discussion and other activities about how science literacy will help them: understand issues that you come across daily in news stories ...