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There are many factors that affect an area?s climate. By understanding these factors, someone could predict the average temperature, temperature range, and precipitation patterns of an area. They could also predict the type of vegetation likely to grow in an area based on these atmospheric conditions. In this activity, students will work in groups of three. Each group will be assigned one of six sets ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography, Technology
 
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Many claims have been made about the evidence for or against global warming, yet whether the interpretation of the data points leans towards fact or fiction, a more descriptive term to use is global climate change. The most hard-hit area where global climate change is apparent is within the Arctic Circle. In this lesson, students will explore data from the Arctic, develop relationships between parameters ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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This lesson will guide students to an understanding of the appearance of graphed data, allowing them to determine how two parameters are correlated to one another. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Mathematics
 
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In this lesson, students will investigate the relationship between atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and chlorophyll-a measurements in a local watershed. They will compare two data sets to find correlations and explain the importance of carbon dioxide and photosynthetic plants in the carbon cycle. At the end of the lesson, students will be able to relate global climate change to local effects. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Technology
 
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Over the past several decades, the levels of ozone in the atmosphere have received a lot of media and government attention. Major focus has centered on the hole or area of depletion of the ozone layer over the Arctic and Antarctic poles in winter months, which has been found to be due to human emissions of chlorofluorocarbons. This lesson uses SAGE III satellite data and ozonesonde data captured over ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Mathematics
 
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Scientists have recently been reporting that the average temperature of the Earth has been rising, usually referred to as 'global warming'. What is the evidence for this change? One piece of evidence could come from patterns of snow (on land) and ice (either sea ice floating on the oceans or glaciers on land) on the Earth - if the snow and ice are disappearing, it would indicate rising average temperatures. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Mathematics
 
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Several research studies have suggested that contrails (condensation trails from aircraft) can alter the radiative budget of the Earth by increasing the cloud cover at high altitudes. The tragic events of September 11, 2001, caused virtually all air traffic to be grounded over the US for nearly three days. The absence of contrails over the United States during this time gave scientists a unique opportunity ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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This lesson explores El Nino by looking at sea surface temperature, sea surface height, and wind vectors in order to seek out any correlations there may be among these three variables. It employs group work where different teams work together to analyze a single variable, and then get together in different groups to compare all three variables. The lesson will guide students through data representing ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography
 
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In this lesson, students will examine authentic NASA satellite data to explore how hurricanes extract heat energy from the ocean surface. They will practice finding data via the Internet and make line plots and data maps. Students will understand how hurricanes gain energy from the ocean surface. They will form a hypothesis, compare data parameters and draw conclusions. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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In this lesson students will build on knowledge gained in the Hurricane Research lesson and the Hurricane Frequency and Intensity Lesson. Specifically, they will discuss the interaction (pathway) between a specific 'sphere' and the 'event' (hurricane). Working in groups, students will be assigned a specific sphere to look at more closely in relation to hurricanes. When all groups are finished, each ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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