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This calculator allows users to calculate their ecological footprint in terms of trees required to sequester the carbon from carbon dioxide emissions produced by household use and transportation. Exact emissions figures or national averages can entered into the calculator, and the amount of carbon dioxide generated by burning of fossil fuels is calclulated, as well as the number of trees it will take ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Calculation / Conversion tool
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science
 
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As part of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Paleoclimatology Program, information is collected from scientists across the globe to study past climate in hopes of achieving a better understanding of the Earth's past, present and future climate. This site was developed to help educate, inform and highlight the importance of paleoclimate research, as well as to show how paleoclimate ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Abstract / Summary, Report
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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This organization was established to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation. Links at this site lead to pages entitled About IPCC, Activities, Calendar of Events, Publications, Presentations and Graphics, Press releases and Speeches, and Official documents. The main ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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This three part activity has students set up experiments to help them better understand the atmospheric portion of the carbon cycle. From this activity, they will be able to explain the concept of sources and sinks as they relate to carbon dioxide, the use of indicator solution bromothymol blue (BTB) to reveal the presence of carbon dioxide, and the qualitative differences between animal and fossil ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lab activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Geochemistry
 
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This lab teaches students about the nature of carbon, the different types of compounds it exists in (e.g. charcoal, glucose, carbon dioxide), the biochemical reactions it takes part in (photosynthesis and respiration), the range of processes that carbon and carbon compounds are involved in on Earth, and how these link together form the carbon cycle. They will get a feel for how the whole carbon cycle ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity, Glossary
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Environmental science
 
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This site explains the global warming exhibit at the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences and provides information and activities for students in regard to global warming. It includes an introduction to global warming and sections about the greenhouse effect and carbon cycle, as well as causes, impacts, responses and predictions of climate change. Each section has from ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Ref. material, Sound
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Policy issues
 
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This paper presents the results of a study that includes some basic concepts about the weather, how some children misunderstand these concepts, and possible reasons for the misunderstandings. Student misconceptions can provide an opening for instruction. When teachers know what their students are thinking about a topic they can tailor experiments and activities which challenge the students' thinking. ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology, Physics
 
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This collection of K-12 activities covers the following science content areas: bioscience, communications, computers, earth and physical sciences, energy, math, oceanography, space, and transportation. Specific activities that may be classified under Earth system science include: Bringing the Greenhouse Effect Down to Earth, The Greenhouse Effect in a Jar, Slick Sea Spills, Ocean in a Bottle, People ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Geology, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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GreenHouse Gas Online catalogues greenhouse gas related articles published in over 100 peer-reviewed journals from around the world. Only journal articles with freely available abstracts are included. The latest general news and journal articles can be found listed by title, while links to archived material is available by topic. Pages devoted to background information on the various greenhouse gases, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Clearinghouse
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry, Policy issues, Soil science
 
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