Enrich your curriculum with videos, lessons, and hands on activities. Designed by scientists at the University of Washington.
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- Simple Climate Model using Excel
- Exploring Historical Temperature Records
- NASA MERRA Circulation Model
- Understanding Paleoproxies using Ice Cores
- Terrarium Model of Earths’ Energy Balance
- Exploring the Biological Pump with primary literature and social media
- Explore Scientific Evidence for Anthropogenic Climate Change from IPCC reports (updated March 2019)
- ENSO (El Nino/Southern Oscillation) Investigation
- From Isotopes to Temperature, & Influences of Orbital Forcing on Ice Records
- Understanding the impact of Ocean Acidification on Oysters using published data
- “Glaciology and Erosion” OR The Glacial History of Puget Sound as seen through high-resolution data of local topography using Google Earth
- Understanding Landslides through Physical and Computer Models
- “Rain on Snow Flooding”: Data from a study site at Snoqualmie Pass, WA is used by students to predict how rain-on-snow flooding might change with climate change.
- “Presenting Science for Policy”: Designed for the college undergraduate classroom, students learn how to turn research into something upon which policy-makers can act.
- “Fish Kills in Hood Canal”: Designed for middle school students who are invited to investigate the phenomena of fish kills in Hood Canal (Puget Sound), integrating ideas from biology, chemistry, and physics in a marine context. A five part module that concludes with developing a conceptual model of why fish kills occur.
- “Local Insights: Climate Change in Small-Town Alaska” Videos on ecosystems/food webs, salmon, and oceanography/glaciers, for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms. Local footage and local voices are used in the videos to encourage students to see the science of climate change from a different perspective and to realize that it does effect their lives outside the classroom.
- “Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change” Designed for middle school students. (Added November 2018)