Climate Change and Game-Based Learning Teaching about complex interconnected systems like global climate change can be difficult. There are many unseen pieces affecting the greater whole that young people (and many adults) might not understand. One approach to lifting this conceptual curtain for students is assigning the BrainPOP video on the topic prior to class, flipping the instruction. Try BrainPOP's Make-a-Map tool, which is an open-ended concept map, a playful assessment, to have students demonstrate interconnections. Making Climate Change Games Remote Sensing Activities Help Current Search Limits Refine the Results Results 1 - 10 of 14 matches Climate History from Deep Sea Sediments DATA: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Core Data.
A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth - Emily Badger A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey. Since the 1970s, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been amassing satellite images of every inch of our planet as part of the Landsat program. Over time, the images reveal a record of change: of cities expanding, lakes and forests disappearing, new islands emerging from the sea off the coast of rising Middle East metropolises like Dubai. If you could thumb through these historic pictures as if in a flip book, they would show stunning change across the earth's surface, in both our natural environments and our man-made ones. 3B: CO2 - My Life's Story Part B: CO2—My Life's Story Atmospheric CO2 and temperature data taken from Vostok Ice Cores. Image source: Bowman Global Change and The Birch Aquarium, Scripps Institute of Oceangography, UCSD The carbon cycle has changed over Earth's history Imagine if fossils didn't exist.
ELI: Climate Change: Instructional Resources Google Earth KML Files | Videos Supplemental Homework Readings | Instructional Handouts | Power Point Files Google Earth KMZ Files Weather and Climate.kmz Investigating Weather.kmz Climate Hotspots.kmz Future World Part1.kmz Future World Part2.kmz Videos How do we know the earth is warming? Welcome to Recycle City You are Dumptown's new City Manager! When you begin, you'll see Dumptown at its worst — it's littered, polluted, and nothing is being recycled or reused. There's more to Recycle City than just sightseeing! Try some of these activities. Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Role-Play Exercise This activity was selected for the On the Cutting Edge Reviewed Teaching Collection This activity has received positive reviews in a peer review process involving five review categories. The five categories included in the process are
Global Warming Natural Cycle — OSS Foundation Is global warming a natural cycle? Or is global warming affected by human influence? What does the science say? Both are true. In the natural cycle, the world can warm, and cool, without any human interference. For the past million years this has occurred over and over again at approximately 100,000 year intervals. The World's First Solar Road Is Producing More Energy Than Expected by Katie Valentine Posted on Share this: "The World’s First Solar Road Is Producing More Energy Than Expected" How Much Does Human Activity Affect Climate Change? The Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. Scientists trying to find out what’s causing climate change work like detectives, gathering evidence to rule out some suspects and to ascertain just who is responsible. It’s clear, based on over a century of scientific investigation, that humans are responsible for most of the climate change we’ve seen over the last 150 years. Humans are not the only suspects. The climate has changed throughout the Earth’s history, well before humans evolved.
Renewable Energy This Living Lab offers you a chance to evaluate the renewable energy sources in the U.S. Renewable energy comes from natural resources such as wind, plant material, water (rain or tides), geothermal, or sunlight and is naturally replenished. Both renewable and non-renewable energy sources are used to generate electricity, power vehicles, and provide heating, cooling, and light. Renewable sources of energy vary widely in their cost-effectiveness and in their availability across the United States. Although water, wind, and other renewables may seem free, the cost comes in collecting and transporting the energy to the places where energy is needed.