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USGS provides data on streamflow, lake and reservoir levels, groundwater, precipitation and water quality from monitoring stations around the country. Clickable U.S. map provides state maps, select one or more stations for detailed reports. Can build custom summary tables for one or more stations, or build a sequence of graphical or tabular data. Some technical definitions needed to understand reports, ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Map, Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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The Toolkit profiles climate stewards in all 11 ecoregions of the U.S. It is designed for classroom teachers and informal educators in parks, refuges, forest lands, nature centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, etc., and is aimed at the middle school grade level. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with six other federal agencies (National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), Informal
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Climatology
 
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In this problem-based learning module, students examine humankind's impact on the global environment, identify possible sources of global warming, evaluate conflicting evidence, and recommend a course of action. This module is part of Exploring the Environment. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Climatology
 
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In this textbook chapter, students are introduced to the national and international efforts to mitigate climate change. Students examine transcripts of a congressional hearing on climate change, and consider the importance of enacting climate change mitigation policies at the federal level versus individual or community action. The resource includes a classroom investigation, discussion questions, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Climatology
 
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Students will research and evaluate information about global warming, identify decision-making criteria for action or lack of action, and decide what level of certainty is sufficient to take action. They should debate the issue of when we know enough to act, based on the results of their research. This activity is part of the Ground Truth Studies Teacher Handbook, which provides more than 20 activities ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology
 
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In this demonstration, students explore the concept of greenhouse warming. They determine whether an increase in the amount of heat-trappping gases in the atmosphere can cause the temperature on Earth to rise. Students compare the relative heat retention in two experimental systems that are identical except for one being covered with plastic wrap. Materials required include two small aquarium tanks, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Lab activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Presentation / Demo
Subject: Climatology
 
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With this game, students explore the connection between climate, genetic variation and the transmission of hantavirus. A board and game pieces are provided. The resource is supported by teacher background information, assessments, and a scoring rubric. This is Activity 1 of the learning module, Human Health, Climate and Disease: A Critical Connection, part of the lesson series, Potential Consequences ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
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Subject: Climatology
 
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This online, facilitated course is designed for high-school educators wishing to teach global climate change using an inquiry/problem-based approach. The course focusses on evidence that supports global climate change and how to use NASA data and resources to help high-school students discover mitigations or adaptations to climate change. The course is part of PBS Education's outreach and offerings ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course
Subject: Climatology
 
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In this media literacy activity, students examine a text discussing climate change and identify tools of argumentation: evidence, qualifiers, claims and support. A student worksheet supports the activity. This resource is supported by Chapter 7, What is the Controversy About?, in the Climate Change unit of the Global Systems Science (GSS) course. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Climatology
 
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This interactive visualization illustrates changes in Earth's climate. Manipulate a sliding timeline to view the impacts on our planet of four climate related variables: sea ice, sea levels, carbon emissions, and average global temperatures. Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Climatology
 
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