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Global Warming Facts and Our Future
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 three to twelve topics on which it elaborates. Each of the four interactive activities features audio instructions that iterate written directions. The sections devoted to information about the museum include visitor information, background, exhibits, teachers and learning, events, and media.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Audio:
    • Sound
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
Selected resources require Real Player software.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-376
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Marian Koshland Science Museum, The National Academies