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  • Online Extras: Understanding Climate Change

    Page | March 2020

    Online Extras: Understanding Climate Change If you have purchased Understanding Climate Change, you can view the accompanying student model examples and video online. These resources are for your personal use only and are not to be redistributed. To view the online extras, please type in the second word in the body…

  • Climate and Life

    Book Chapter | September 2008

    Climate is the state of the atmosphere over years or decades. Although climate is commonly defined as “average weather,” the term encompasses more than a simple mean. It also refers to variability, seasonality, and…

  • Oceans and Climate

    Book Chapter | December 2016

    In this lesson, students will explore how oceans mitigate climate at midlatitudes. Disciplinary core ideas covered are the roles of water in Earth’s surface processes and weather and climate. Tips for scaling down,…

  • Climate and Location

    Book Chapter | March 2019

    The guiding question of this investigation is, How does the climate change as one moves from the equator toward the poles? Students can use what they know about weather, climate, and patterns to determine the climate…

  • Understanding Climate Change, Grades 7–12

    NSTA Press Book | March 2019

    Get help teaching one of the hottest topics in science with Understanding Climate Change, Grades 7–12. This nine-session module is written to be practical and accessible. It provides both extensive background and step-…

  • Ocean Influences Climate

    Journal Article | March 2022

  • Climate Change From Pole to Pole: Biology Investigations

    NSTA Press Book | September 2008

    Climate Change From Pole to Pole: Biology Investigations offers timely, relevant, biology-based case studies and background information on how to teach the science of climate change. The six painstakingly researched and…

  • Earth’s Changing Climate

    Book Chapter | September 2008

    In 1896, Svante Arrhenius published the first model of the effects of industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) on Earth’s climate. Since the days of Arrhenius, scientists have moved from pencils to supercomputers. Calculations…

  • Quick Guide to Climate

    Book Chapter | September 2008

    This “Quick Guide to Climate” is a brief, student-friendly overview of Chapters 1 through 3. The overview is suitable either for introducing climate change to your students or for reviewing key concepts at the end of a…

  • The Coming Climate Crisis?

    Book Chapter | March 2011

    Much has been written about global warming and climate change, but Dr. Claire Parkinson, a NASA climatologist, cautions about the more alarmist predictions of future crises. Global warming is a fact, but how we go about…

  • Climate Change Conference

    Book Chapter | March 2019

    In this session, students engage in a mock scientific conference to demonstrate another aspect of the work of scientists—sharing work with peers and seeking critical review. The mock conference provides an opportunity…

  • Climate Change Challenges

    Book Chapter | March 2019

    This session provides an opportunity for students to integrate the information they have learned from their research. They create charts or mind maps to anticipate the ripple effects from an aspect they have studied.…

  • Climate Change Solutions

    Book Chapter | March 2019

    This session is about hope. After students learned a great deal about the serious implications of a warming planet, it is important for them to have reasons to be hopeful and to see solutions that are being implemented…

  • Getting to the Core of Climate Change

    Journal Article | January 2021

  • Biological Effects of Climate Change

    Book Chapter | September 2008

    How important is climate change—something that has occurred throughout Earth’s history? Can ecosystems tolerate the magnitude and rate of future change? How will other conservation threats interact with climate change?…

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