Share Classroom Activities

We are creating a collection of teaching materials that highlight teaching climate change using models. From the materials that you provide below, we will create a web page describing your contribution to the climate change activity collection (opens in a new window). Please complete all fields. You are encouraged to upload files to accompany your example.

Note: If you leave the page without submitting the form any information you may have entered will be discarded. Once you submit the form your information will be saved.

Your submission will become a web page which will be yours to edit and enhance.

Copyright and Permissions: You retain all rights to your contributed work and are responsible for referencing other people's work and for obtaining permission to use any copyrighted material within your contribution. By contributing your work to this web site, you are offering it up for use by anyone as long as they attribute it to you and don't use it for commercial purposes. View our Terms of Use (opens in a new window) for more details about this kind of Creative Commons license (opens in a new window)

To contribute:
  1. Fill out part or all of the form below and submit it. You must provide both a title and email address in the form below. All the other fields can be filled in below or left blank and edited further in step 2 after you submit the form. You may find it helpful to enter at least draft versions of text in the fields below.
  2. Visit the resulting web page and make additions and updates. Following these instructions (opens in a new window) (which will also be provided in email after you submit the form) you'll be able to immediately see and edit the web page created from your submission. Even if you submitted 'final' text in step 1 you'll still need to at least view the resulting web page.
Note: The web page you create through this process won't be public until further steps are taken (as described in the instructions) so you may treat the your work in steps 1 and 2 as an internal draft.

Thank you in advance for making this contribution!

Share A Teaching Activity

Your submission becomes a web page. We are creating a collection of teaching materials that highlights effective pedagogy for teaching about complex systems. The information you provide here will be used to create a web page describing your activity. You are encouraged to upload files to accompany your example.

Copyright: You retain all rights to your contributed work and are responsible for referencing other people's work and for obtaining permission to use any copyrighted material within your contribution. By contributing your work to this web site, you give On the Cutting Edge a license for non-commercial distribution of the material, provided that we attribute the material to you. View our terms of use (opens in a new window) for more details about this kind of Creative Commons license (opens in a new window).

There are two ways to use this form:
  1. Fill out part or all of the form and edit the resulting web page directly. After you submit this form you will immediately be able to view a page containing your materials and make changes to that page. You will be able to add information, upload supporting materials, change the page title, or make any other changes you would like. In this case, all you have to enter on this form is your name, email address, and activity title, although you can fill out as much of the page as you like. (If you don't enter your email address on this form, you won't be able to edit the page.)
  2. Fill out the entire form and wait for us to make it into a web page. If you choose not to make your submission into a page yourself, SERC staff will take care of making your submission into a page. This process usually takes a few days, although just before a workshop it may take longer. Note: If you choose this route, you must fill out the entire form in a single session and complete all fields. If you intend to do this, please read through the form and make sure that you have all of the information you will need before you begin. Also, please pay careful attention to spelling and grammar; we will not proofread your submission before we make it into a page.
Thank you in advance for sharing your activity!

About You





Your Activity or Assignment

Type of Activity










ContextTo help your colleagues understand when or how they might successfully use your activity with their own students, please provide the following information on context.







Goals of the Activity or AssignmentTo help your colleagues understand the role of this activity or assignment in your course, please provide a statement of the goals that you have for students in the following three areas:







DescriptionPlease provide a short description of your activity or assignment and its outcomes. Be sure to include essential key words or index terms to help users find resources using our search/browse functions. You will find a sample description below.

Sample Description
Most people understand that significant climate changes are predicted in the next century, but they may not be aware that these changes will likely vary regionally. Using climatological data from the University of New Hampshire's EOS-WEBSTER, students will obtain annual predictions for minimum temperature, maximum temperature, precipitation, and solar radiation for Minnesota and California to explore this regional variability. Data will span the years 2000 through 2100. Students import the data into a spreadsheet application and analyze it to interpret regional differences. Finally, students download data for their home state and compare them with the other two states to answer a series of questions about regional differences in climate change.


Evaluation

Supporting references and/or URLs

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Upload filesWe encourage you to upload files with the full activity description or actual assignment, instructor's notes, and a solution set. You may also upload additional supporting materials such as grading rubrics, data files, images, and sample student work. Please consider file size when uploading your file. Instructors using your activity will appreciate appropriately small file sizes.

Please be sure to assign titles to your documents that clearly identify their contents and purposes. Please note that your files will be uploaded when you submit this form.

Activity Description/Assignment

A single file containing a complete description of the activity or the actual assignment given to students. Please be sure to include a cover page with at least a title, author(s), affiliation, and contact information. We encourage you to provide relevant background information, context, and goals on the same cover sheet.

Instructor's Notes

A single file with additional background information for the instructor. This might include a discussion of the background knowledge and skills needed to complete the activity, lecture notes, instructions on how to run the activity, tips for success, etc.

Solution Set

A single file with the solutions to the activity.

Supporting Materials

You may upload up to five additional files to accompany your submission. If you have more than five additional files, you can upload them after submitting your activity (step 2 above).



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