As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Chemistry, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching concepts of Atomic Number, Atomic Mass, Isotopes and Isotopic Ratios and the how isotopic ratios are used to calculate temperature, and using isotopic composition to recreate past temperatures and climate.

Teaching Toolkit Metadata
Discipline Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Grade Level High school, Undergraduate
Related Core Curriculum Topics  Atomic Number, Atomic Mass, Isotopes and Isotopic Ratios and the how isotopic ratios are used to calculate temperature, and using isotopic composition to recreate past temperatures and climate
Region  Global
Availability Online and Offline
Languages English
IT competency required Intermediate

Your current lesson plan can be augmented with the following resources of this toolkit: 

Resources in the Toolkit
 1. A micro-lecture that introduces the concepts of Atomic Numbers, Atomic Mass, and Isotopes
 2. An interactive simulation and associated classroom activity that helps students learn about isotopes and how abundance relates to the average atomic mass of an element.
 3. A brief reading on isotopic ratios and the relationship between isotopic compositions and temperature and the use of isotopic compositions to reconstruct past climate
 4. A computer based laboratory exercise where students recreate the climate of the last 500,000 years approximately using oxygen and hydrogen isotopic compositions of ice cores from Antarctica.   

Thus, the use of this toolkit allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in Chemistry or Earth Sciences.

Contents of Toolkit
1. A micro-lecture (video format)  To introduce the concepts of Atomic Numbers, Atomic Mass, and IsotopesKhan Academy: Introduction to the Atom

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/atomic-structure-and-properties/introduction-to-the-atom/v/atomic-number-mass-number-and-isotopes

2. An interactive simulation and associate classroom activity  Interactive Simulation at PhET Simulations: Isotopes and Atomic Mass : www.phet.colorado.edu

Associated Classroom Activity Using Interactive Simulation: Teacher Submitted Activity ‘Isotopes and Stability’ by Chris Bires using ‘Isotopes and Atomic Mass’ Simulation https://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3535

3Reading  Isotopic Ratios, Relationship between isotopic compositions and temperature, How isotopic compositions are used to recreate past temperature and climate.Harvard University: Isotope Analyses

https://www.seas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/research/equable/isotope.html

Scientific American: How are past temperatures determined from an ice core?  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-are-past-temperatures/

4Computer Based Laboratory Activity  To recreate the climate of the last 500,000 years approximately using oxygen and hydrogen isotopic compositions of ice cores from Antarctica University of Washington Program on Climate Change: Laboratory Activity: From Isotopes to Temperature Spruce Schoenemann, UW Earth and Space Sciences https://pcc.uw.edu/education/curriculum/climate-teaching-modules/uwhs-atms-211-from-isotopes-to-temperature-influences-of-orbital-forcing-on-ice-core-records/

OR

Columbia University: The Climate System course taught by Peter Schlosser, Stephanie Pfirman, Mingfang Ting, Jason Smerdon Laboratory Activity: Vostok Ice Core:  http://eesc.columbia.edu/courses/ees/climate/labs/vostok/

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Credits/Copyrights
 Micro-lecture  Khan Academy: Introduction to the Atomhttps://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/atomic-structure-and-properties/introduction-to-the-atom/v/atomic-number-mass-number-and-isotopes
 Interactive Simulation  PhET Simulations: Isotopes and Atomic Masswww.phet.colorado.edu
 Classroom Activity  ‘Isotopes and Stability’ by Chris Bires using ‘Isotopes and Atomic Mass’ Simulationhttps://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3535
 Reading(s)  Harvard University: Isotope Analyseshttps://www.seas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/research/equable/isotope.html

Scientific American: How are past temperatures determined from an ice core? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-are-past-temperatures/

 Laboratory Activity  University of Washington Program on Climate Change: Laboratory Activity: From Isotopes to Temperature Spruce Schoenemann, UW Earth and Space Scienceshttps://pcc.uw.edu/education/curriculum/climate-teaching-modules/uwhs-atms-211-from-isotopes-to-temperature-influences-of-orbital-forcing-on-ice-core-records/

and 

Columbia University: The Climate System course taught by Peter Schlosser, Stephanie Pfirman, Mingfang Ting, Jason Smerdon :Laboratory Activity: Vostok Ice Core http://eesc.columbia.edu/courses/ees/climate/labs/vostok/

 Images  https://globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange1/current/labs/Lab10_Vostok/Vostok.htm

http://eesc.columbia.edu/courses/ees/climate/labs/vostok/

http://discoveringantarctica.org.uk/oceans-atmosphere-landscape/atmosphere-weather-and-climate/climate-change-past-and-future/

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(Ice core extraction : Curtsy : Discovering Antarctica  http://discoveringantarctica.org.uk/oceans-atmosphere-landscape/atmosphere-weather-and-climate/climate-change-past-and-future/)