A video that explains the impact of climate change on the habitat and population of a species (specifically, the American Pika) and explores whether this species could be used as an indicator of climate change.
A classroom/laboratory activity to explore the possible role of climate-related environmental factors in the timing of leaf-out in plants (specifically, red maple leaf-out in New England).
A reading that introduces the topic of phenology, its significance, and the link between plant phenology and climate.
A video micro-lecture that discusses Earth’s energy balance and the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere.
A reading that introduces a single-layer atmosphere model, which is based on the emissivity of thermal radiation, to explain atmospheric warming.
A reading that discusses the blackbody emission properties of the Sun and planets, describes the calculation of planetary temperatures by using the Stefan-Boltzmann Law, and explains the effect of atmospheres on planetary temperatures.
A reading that discusses the use of the law of conservation of angular momentum to explain the extent of Hadley cells.
A hands-on classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the Coriolis Effect.
A visualization and associated activity to explain how Planck’s Law can be used to plot blackbody curves of objects with different temperatures, the relationship between temperature and peak wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum, and the greenhouse effect of Earth’s atmosphere.
A video and visualization to learn about glacier modeling and the prediction of the future of glaciers by using mathematical models.
A classroom/laboratory activity that introduces the relationship between climate and the cryosphere, explains how sea-level rise can be predicted (based on average global temperature change), and triggers a discussion on the potential impacts of sea-level rise.
As an undergraduate-level Biological Sciences teacher, you can use this set of computer-based tools to help you in teaching topics such as microbes, microbial growth, the role of microbes in the climate system, and the effects of global climate change on microbial growth and survival.
As a high school Biological Sciences teacher, you can use this set of computer-based tools to help you in teaching about chromosomal and environmental sex determination in various species, and the factors that influence sex determination in sea turtles.
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the rate of sea-level rise and the response of shorelines to sea-level change.
An interactive visualization to observe and understand the possible effects of sea-level rise and different storm scenarios on the coast of California.