Global Climate Change

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Classroom of the Future, Wheeling Jesuit University

Global Climate Change is one of the Exploring the Environment series of online modules. Emphasizing an integrated approach to environmental earth science through problem-based learning, this module asks students to predict how increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide is changing the climate, and the possible effects this may have on Kansas wheat crops. Students access remote sensing data via links to both current and historical data and work through a sequence of hyperlinked background resources to investigate this problem. The site also offers a glossary, teacher resources, and a general description of the problem-based learning model.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Climate Literacy Principles: Human Activities and Change, Sun Drives Earth System, Life and Climate Are Linked
Topics: Climate, Atmosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change