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An abrupt global climate change event in Earth history- Evidence from the ocean part of CLEAN Collection

This activity is a research project in which students explore and synthesize key paleoceanographic evidence for the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) as found in marine sediment cores ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate
Resource Type: Activities

Communicating Climate 1: The Science of Climate Change part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students use climate data to develop a simple graph of how climate has changed over time and then present the result in a blog, emphasizing effective science communication.
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate
Resource Type: Activities

Communicating Climate 2: Literary Representations of Climate Change part of CLEAN Collection

This activity explores how the topic of climate change is represented in various forms of writing, from scholarly articles to opinion pieces and works of fiction. While the content does not emphasize ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change
Resource Type: Activities

Forecasting Climate Variability and Change: A Matter of Survival part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students explore past examples of climate variability in three locations: the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes, Central America, and coastal Greenland, and consider differences between ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Regional climates, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change
Resource Type: Activities

Climate Variability in the Equatorial Pacific part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students work with climate data from the tropical Pacific Ocean to understand how sea-surface temperature and atmospheric pressure affect precipitation in the tropical Pacific in a ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Natural causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climatology :Regional climates, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate
Resource Type: Activities

Climate Variability in the North Atlantic part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students examine climate variability in the North Atlantic associated with the North Atlantic Oscillation (NOA) in a case study format.
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Regional climates, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Natural causes, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions
Resource Type: Activities

Predicting Patterns: What Does La Niña Look Like? part of CLEAN Collection

This is an activity designed to allow students who have been exposed to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation to analyze the La Niña mechanism and predict its outcomes in a case study format.
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Natural causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climatology :El Nino/La Nina, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate
Resource Type: Activities

Exploring Patterns: ENSO on the Global Stage part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students analyze data maps of sea surface temperature anomalies for a 14-year interval and create an ENSO time line in a case study format. Based on their findings, students ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :El Nino/La Nina, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:Natural causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change
Resource Type: Activities

Energy culture as a determinant of a country’s position in the climate talks part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students compare countries and nation states with high- and low-energy consumption rates within a specific region of the world. Students are encouraged to draw linkages between a ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Energy Policy , Environmental Science:Policy:Energy Policy, Environmental Science:Energy
Resource Type: Activities

State Electricity on Google Earth: How many solar panels would it take? part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students calculate electricity use by state and determine, using Google Earth, how much land would be required to replace all sources of electricity with solar panels.
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Energy, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change
Resource Type: Activities

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