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Climate Change Curriculum links

The Globe Program linkThe GLOBE Program is a nonpartisan effort of the U.S. Government to gather environmental data globally. Based in primary and secondary schools, the program reaches nearly every corner of the world and engages young people in common scientific endeavor. For information visit GLOBE's website at www.globe.gov

Final Draft of GLOBE Green-up/down Phenology studies

The Global Warming Project (www.letus.nwu.edu/projects/gw/)
"In this project students learn about the scientific factors that contribute to the controversial global warming debate. The project places students as advisors to the heads of state of several different nations, prompting students to learn about the issue as they respond to the various questions and concerns of these leaders. " Great curriculum guide in pdf format includes lesson plans, background information and student sheets. Intended for grades 7-10.

A.R.M. Education Center (www.arm.gov/docs/education/aboutarm.html)
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is involved in research and education with regard to understanding global climate change. This Education Center, intended for students and teachers, has a wealth of information, downloadable lessons plans, links and more.

PLANTWATCH (www.devonian.ualberta.ca/pwatch)
Plantwatch is a phenology program tracking the green wave of spring linked to the effect of climate change on local plant life. Intended for grades 4-12, the downloadable Teachers' Guide describes Plantwatch protocols but also suggests activities connecting these studies to related science, math, social studies and language arts concepts.

TAIGA NET Guidelines for Observing Freeze-up and Break-up on Lakes (www.taiga.net/coop/projects/lakeprotocol.html)The timing of freeze-up and break-up on lakes could be a useful measure of how temperature varies between years. This site describes simple guidelines for collection of information on ice conditions at the start and end of winter.

The Climate Change Awareness and Action Education Kit by the Pembina Institute http://www.pembina.org/publications_item.asp?id=9 is the most comprehensive multimedia education kit on climate change ever devised for Canadian high schools.

Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/GEMS/gemsguides.html    Grades 7–8; 8 Sessions/184 pages.This guide’s hands-on activities and experiments investigate a crucial environmental issue and help students see environmental problems from different points of view. Students also play simulation games and hold a “world conference” on global warming. Acid Rain makes a good environmental partner.

 

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