Initial Publication Date: December 12, 2005

Name of Resource: Global Climate Change- Wheat
Climate Change Theme: Regional Impacts
Sponsoring Organization: NASA- Classroom of the Future
Intended use: Background Material, Learning Activity
Intended audience: Educators and Learners
URL: (site no longer works)
Average Review Ratings (Poor to Excellent, 1-5 scale): 4 stars

Description: Using the Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach, students research whether yields of hard-red winter wheat in Kansas are expected to increase or decrease over the next 50 years. Clear description of the PBL approach and lots of information for students to sift through for their research. (CM)

Summary of Reviews

Reviewer: Carrie Morrill 4 stars
Comments: The explanation of the greenhouse effect is one of the most accurate I've read in educational resources. One exception is the sentence: "When the light reflects off Earth's surface, it is transformed to longwave radiation." This is incorrect, reflected light is still shortwave radiation. Longwave radiation is produced when the Earth's surface absorbs shortwave and emits longwave.
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Reviewer: Ellen DeBacker 4 stars
Comments: Working on a 56k modem makes this site incredibly frustrating. I had to download both Quicktime and Shockwave, and the wait time for that coupled with the wait time for downloading each movie is not good. On a system with a fast server this would be a great site. A good teachers guide. Gives terms, descriptions, and time estimates.
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