What is Climate?: Links for Teachers

Paleoclimatology

Paleoclimatologists use clues from the past to understand natural climate variability.
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/paleo.html

Features: Data Sources, Graphics/Multimedia

What's Up With the Weather?

This site has background information on global warming.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/warming/

Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia

National Snow and Ice data Center

A range of information about Earth's snow and ice.
http://nsidc.org/cryosphere/index.html

Features: Lesson Ideas, Photography, Graphics/Multimedia

Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands Tool Kits

Case studies about how climate change is affecting our nation's wildlife and public lands.
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/

Features: Lesson Ideas, Hands-on Investigation

El Niño Theme Page

Access to basic information, data, and what is happening now.
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/elnino/nino-home.html

Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia

Tracking Global Climate Change: Fossil Record of the Planetary Heat Pump

Examine how energy from the sun is absorbed by the Earth; how and why this energy is distributed over the Earth's surface; what controls energy distribution; and how it is tracked using the microfossil record.
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/Loubere.html

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia

The Gulf Stream Voyage

Compare real-time data with historical data as you make predictions about how the Gulf Stream affects the temperature in different cities.
http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/gulfstream/lesson7.html

Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia

Bringing Climate Change Into the Classroom

This series of lessons in PDF format includes background information and activities. Activities for students include make your own greenhouse, historical climate statistics, melting sea ice, and adapting to survive.
http://education.arm.gov/teacherslounge/lessons/climate_change.pdf

Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Data Sources, A Bit of History, Inquiry Materials

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