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Ocean Acidification in a Cup part of CLEAN Collection

This model of ocean-atmosphere interaction shows how carbon dioxide gas diffuses into water, causing the water to become more acidic. The video demonstration and instruction provide an explanation of ...
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Thermal Expansion Model part of CLEAN Collection

This activity allows students to demonstrate the thermal expansion of water for themselves using water bottles and straws. The discussion allows them to explore the connection between this concept ...
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Your Own El Nino part of CLEAN Collection

This activity allows students to make El Nino in a container, but it might work better as a teacher demonstration. The introduction and information provided describe El Nino, its processes and its ...
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Drought: Identifying Impacts and Evaluating Solutions Lesson Plan part of CLEAN Collection

Through this set of lessons, students learn about the impacts of water shortages due to drought, make connections to climate patterns, and explore community resiliency solutions. The lessons engage ...
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Turning Misinformation into Educational Opportunity Climate Change: Lesson 1 Scientific Consensus part of CLEAN Collection

This activity has students examine the misconception that there is no scientific consensus on climate change. Students explore temperature data and report their conclusions to the class. Then ...
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Graphing Sea-Level Trends part of CLEAN Collection

Students use long term sea-level rise data set to create models and compare short-term trends to long-term trends. They then determine whether sea-level rise is occurring based on the data.
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Lessons in Sea-Level Rise part of CLEAN Collection

This activity allows students to examine graphs of sea level rise data as well as global temperature data. They calculate amounts and rates of sea level rise for various time periods and answer ...
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Turning Misinformation into Educational Opportunity Climate Change: Lesson 3 Past vs. Present Climate Change part of CLEAN Collection

Climate has varied in the past, but today's climate change rate is much more drastic due to human activity. Students explore past climate cycle graphs and compare the cycles with the current ...
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Turning Misinformation into Educational Opportunity Climate Change: Lesson 5 Solutions to Climate Change part of CLEAN Collection

Students analyze complex real-world problems by specifying qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants. This place-based activity ...
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Our Changing Atmosphere part of CLEAN Collection

Here students use data from the NOAA carbon dioxide monitoring sites, such as Mauna Loa, to graph the Keeling Curve for themselves on large sheets of paper. Each group graphs one year, and the graphs ...
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Tracking Water Using NASA Satellite Data part of CLEAN Collection

Using real data from NASA's GRACE satellites, students will track water mass changes in the U.S., data that measures changes in ice, surface and especially groundwater. The background ...
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What is a Model? part of CLEAN Collection

In this interactive activity students will create a very simple climate model. They use worksheets, chips/tokens, and follow rules for heat exchange. The activity only models temperature but there ...
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NASA Global Warming Demonstration part of CLEAN Collection

This demonstration shows how water absorbs more heat than air. The corollary that is made is that the oceans are absorbing a lot of the heat related to climate change. The video tutorial shows an ...
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Water, Water, Everywhere part of CLEAN Collection

This classroom demonstration illustrates the amount of water stored in various parts of the Earth system in a straightforward manner. Students estimate the proportions of water in the oceans, icecaps ...
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Shine - Mini climate change musical part of CLEAN Collection

This learning activity is a climate change musical for K-12, youth groups or faith organizations. Shine weaves together climate science and performance art into a fun and powerful story, which spans ...
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The Stink Test: Validating Resources part of CLEAN Collection

This learning activity provides a systematic and objective framework to enable students to develop skills to recognize whether a source of information is scientifically valid or not. Even though this ...
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Oceans and Atmosphere Example part of CLEAN Collection

This unit allows students to investigate past changes in Earth's climate. Students first explore relationships in climate data such as temperature, solar radiation, carbon dioxide, and ...
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Beat the Uncertainty: Planning Climate-Resilient Cities part of CLEAN Collection

This learning activity explores the concept of resiliency. It allows students to make city planning decisions and then employs a game to test their resilience decisions against potential impacts from ...
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Phenology Example part of CLEAN Collection

This collection of learning activities allows students to explore phenology, phenological changes over time, and how these changes fit into the larger context of climate change. Students explore ...
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Have the Talk: Climate Conversations part of CLEAN Collection

In this learning activity students learn how to and practice having conversations about climate change with adults or peers. The activity is based on psychological and social science research.
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