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NOTE: This is a large file, 26.6 mb in size! This article advocates the use of a Learner-Centered Environment (LCE) to teach Earth System Science. In this instance, LCE takes the form of a mock environmental summit in which students play the roles of country representatives and participate in activities such as writings, class discussions, presentations and negotiations. Rubrics developed for each ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Journal article
Subject: Climatology, Educational theory and practice
 
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This article describes a multifaceted curriculum for use in earth science classes from secondary school to undergraduate level. The centerpiece of the curriculum is a project-based investigation of greenhouse warming that can be conducted during one or more lab sessions using off-the-shelf materials. This process provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the climate ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Journal article
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Policy issues
 
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NOTE: This is a large file, 7.4mb in size! This article provides an example of the benefits to students of using web-based resources to investigate global climate change. The investigation takes the form of a computer-based activity in which students collect data from the internet on temperature, concentrations of various gases, and oxygen isotopes. The activity begins by posing the question: "Should ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Case study, Journal article
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Educational theory and practice, Policy issues
 
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