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What Should We Do About Global Warming? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Role Playing:Examples
This module contains an 8-lesson curriculum to study greenhouse gases and global warming using data and visualizations. The students will summarize the issue in a mock debate or a presentation. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Public policy , Greenhouse effect, Anthropogenic causes, Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Public policy, Environmental Science:Policy:Global Policy, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Anthropogenic causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science

Global Temperatures part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
Students analyze the global temperature record from 1867 to the present. Long-term trends and shorter-term fluctuations are both evaluated. -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology

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

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Biology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions

Earth's Radiation Budget: Part 1 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Teaching with Data:Examples
In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data archived at the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library (more info) . -

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Solar and terrestrial radiation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards:Tsunami

Using Visual MODFLOW to Simulate Groundwater Flow and Transport part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
Investigate the Dupuit Approximation to describe groundwater flow in an unconfined aquifer, using a computer spreadsheet program and Visual MODFLOW (Waterloo Hydrogeologic, Inc.). The major strength of this ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Groundwater modeling, Groundwater flow

Petrography and Petrogenesis of a Mid-Ocean Ridge Lava Suite part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples
This activity is designed to accompany a set of thin sections available from the authors. Students investigate mid-ocean ride basalt petrography and relate observed mineralogic changes to relevant phase diagrams ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria

Google Earth Tours of Glacier Change part of Cutting Edge:Climate Change:Activities
A detailed Google Earth tour of glacier change over the last 50 years is given in class as an introduction. Students are then asked to select from a group of glaciers and create their own Google Earth tour ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

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

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geography:Physical, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate

Sea Ice Extension for the Earth as a System Learning Activity part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
The purpose is to identify global patterns and connections in environmental data contained in the GLOBE Earth Systems Poster; to connect observations made within the Earth Systems Poster to data and information at ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Snowpack and Snow Melt, Geoscience:Hydrology, Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Marine Resources, Environmental Science, :Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance

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