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Comparing Carbon Calculators part of Examples
Carbon calculators, no matter how well intended as tools to help measure energy footprints, tend to be black boxes and can produce wildly different results, depending on the calculations used to weigh various ...

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Policy, Climate, Biosphere:Ecology, Atmosphere, Human Dimensions:Energy
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Earth's Radiation Budget: Part 1 part of 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) . -

Earth System Topics: Earth's Cycles, Climate, Biosphere:Ecology, Atmosphere
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Global Temperatures part of Examples
Students analyze the global temperature record from 1867 to the present. Long-term trends and shorter-term fluctuations are both evaluated. -

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere:Weather, Climate, Atmosphere
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Seismicity and Relative Risk part of Examples
This activity introduces students to using real-time data about earthquakes to make decisions. -

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Plate Tectonics, Deformation, Solid Earth
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Monohybrid Fruit Fly Crosses: A Simulation part of Examples
This assignment uses a computer simulation of fruit fly genetics to have students design and interpret monohybrid crosses of a trait with simple dominant and recessive alleles. Detailed instructions with animated ...

Earth System Topics: Evolution

Searching Genbank part of Examples
An active problem-based assignment that uses the Genbank database to teach the basics of molecular biology and molecular evolution -

Earth System Topics: Evolution

The Modern Atmospheric CO2 Record part of 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. -

Earth System Topics: Climate, Biosphere, Atmosphere, Earth's Cycles:Carbon Cycle
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Stratospheric Ozone part of Examples
Students explore observational data from ozone-sondes, TOMS, and UARS measurements to learn about changes in stratospheric ozone over the past several decades. -

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere, Climate

Sun Spot Analysis part of Examples
Introductory students use Excel to graph monthly mean Greenwich sunspot numbers from 1749 to 2004 and perform a spectral analysis of the data using the free software program "Spectra". -

Earth System Topics: Climate, Atmosphere, Solar System and Astronomy

Annotating Change in Satellite Images part of Examples
During this exercise, students compare a series of satellite images taken 3-4 years apart to investigate the effects of human land use and annotate the images using ImageJ software. -

Earth System Topics: Geography, Human Dimensions:Land Use