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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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How does energy affect wildlife? part of CLEAN Collection

This learning activity that asks students to consider the impacts of different types of electricity generation on wildlife. Students are asked some questions about their beliefs and knowledge on the ...
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Where do you put a wind farm? part of CLEAN Collection

In this learning activity, students analyze various sources of information to determine the best location for a new wind farm.
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Making Sense of Data - Tree Growth and Climate part of CLEAN Collection

In this learning activity, students analyze an actual dataset of the influence of temperature on tree growth. They use mathematical and statistical concepts like slope equations and lines of best fit ...
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Have a 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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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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Modeling the Seasons part of CLEAN Collection

This hands-on activity demonstrates and explains the reasons for the seasons caused by the tilt of Earth on its axis as it orbits around the sun.
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Seismic Design Competition part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This project is a modified version of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Student Leadership Council's Seismic Design Competition. This project has teams of students work to research, plan, build and ...

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Torn Pieces of a Newspaper part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
A successful unit on plate tectonics begins with engaging learners about the puzzle of the continents. Using "torn pieces of a newspaper" (Wegener's actual words), students recreate the newspaper ...

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Modeling Asperities with Spaghetti part of Teach the Earth:Teaching Activities
This activity uses a physical model to facilitate students' understanding of elastic deformation of rocks and the episodic nature of motion on a fault, which leads to earthquakes and aftershocks.

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Climate Change and Human Health part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students investigate the impacts of changing climatic conditions on human health and consider the benefits of climate mitigation and adaptation to human health.
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Energy Lab part of CLEAN Collection

This online activity challenges students to design a renewable energy system for one of five different cities, each with different energy resource potential and budgets. Students can test their ...
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Clearing the Air part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students learn about the scientific evidence supporting climate change, use this information to evaluate and improve conclusions some people might draw about climate change, and ...
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Atlas of Change part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students explore the web-based U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Atlas to learn about projected climate changes in their state and how suitable habitat for tree and bird species is ...
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Next Generation Climate Lesson 5 - In what ways can the repercussions of climate change be minimized? part of CLEAN Collection

In this multi-part activity, students distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, in response to climate change, and research and discuss/debate strategies to minimize the effects of climate ...
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Next Generation Climate Lesson 2 - What factors have caused the rise in the global temperature over the last century? part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students explore factors that have caused the rise in global temperature over the last century. Educators have the opportunity to assess how modeling activities (the game), ...
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