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The Toolkit profiles climate stewards in all 11 ecoregions of the U.S. It is designed for classroom teachers and informal educators in parks, refuges, forest lands, nature centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, etc., and is aimed at the middle school grade level. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with six other federal agencies (National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), Informal
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Climatology
 
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This CD-ROM provides a detailed overview of the NASA CloudSat satellite, its mission, personnel, other satellites in the "A-Train," science and technology behind the mission, launch information, and program partners. It also contains educational activities, artwork, references and a glossary, as well as links to further information. Included are video clips of CloudSat scientists and other mission ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Glossary
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This problem-based learning activity uses Hurricane Katrina as the context for students to conduct an Earth system analyses in order the answer the following questions: Are recent increases in the number and strength of hurricanes a result of an increased greenhouse effect and a warmer climate? Or are they the result of a natural cycle? Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This 26-slide PowerPoint is an introduction to methods of analyzing student cloud observations reported to the S'COOL project and for analyzing corresponding student observation/satellite retrieval pairs. Available from the (Students Cloud Observations On-Line) S'COOL Web site. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Climatology, Mathematics, Space science
 
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This guide aims to assist educators in instilling interest in learning about meteorology by allowing the learner to take increasing responsibility for his/her learning. It is written as a supplement to existing Earth and space science curricula. The guide is not intended to be a complete course in meteorology; it should be used in conjunction with lectures, discussions, textbooks and other teaching ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), Informal
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Tutorial
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Hydrology
 
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In this book and activities set, tThe GLOBE Kids are on the trail of Scoop, an eager dog who loves to dig holes in the soil. At each hole Scoop has dug, the kids make observations of the soil, learn about soil color, texture, structure, and about the ?treasures? one can find in soil. *Activity 1: Getting to Know Soil* Students learn about soil profiles and the different properties of soil, including ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology
 
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In this book and activities set, the GLOBE Kids share information about the different cloud types by acting out analogies that show what each cloud type looks like and its height in the sky. *Activity 1: Cloud Fun* Students learn about the shape and appearance of cumulus clouds, how to describe them, and what kind of weather is generally happening when these clouds are in the sky. *Activity 2: Cloudscape* ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology
 
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In this chapter, users take the role of students from a small town in Colorado, who team up with students from the town of Churchill, Manitoba, to explore changing sea ice conditions in the Arctic. Together they examine an animation that shows 30 years of satellite images to see how the extent of sea ice in the Arctic has diminished over time. The chapter storyline is built around the real-life case ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Module / Unit, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science
 
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In this chapter, using My World GIS, users explore data that characterize the dynamic Greenland Ice Sheet. By examining photographs, map views, and tabular data, users gain an understanding of how and why scientists are monitoring the ice sheet and what they are finding. Users explore map layers that represent ice sheet thickness, weather station locations, and annual melt extents of the ice sheet. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science
 
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This text explores a few of the many concepts that frequently come up in the study of Earth systems and global climate change. Students will be exposed to many problems involving unit conversion. Global climate change reports involve terms such as kilowatt-hour, megawatt-hour, and gigawatt-hour, as well as megatons and gigatons. Students will become versed in converting units where appropriate, and ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Problem set, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Mathematics, Physics
 
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