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Atmospheric scientists investigating the possibility that human influences are changing the Earth's climate confront a significant problem - how do we actually detect climate change? As they participate in this classroom activity, students will develop the understanding that long-term climate averages are the result of significant annual climate variability and that random climate variability makes ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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Climate is generally defined as average weather over a long period of time. A place or region's climate is determined by both natural and human-induced factors. Students can read an overview of Earth's climate and participate in activities which explain the following concepts: distinctions between weather and climate, variability of daily weather measurements compared to long-term climate data, how ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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As part of this lesson plan, students will learn about how energy is produced and dissipated by stars, including our own Sun. In addition, materials presented here explain the formation, evolution,and eventual "death" of stars in supernova explosions, and some fundamentals of nuclear physics. Definitions of terms and questions for the class are included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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