The tool allows a student to explore how isotopes can be used as indicators of paleoclimate and reconstruct the paleoclimate using data from the Vostok ice core.
This classroom/laboratory activity allows students to understand how marine organisms may be affected by increased ocean acidification caused by climate change. Students explore and analyze the relationship between the growth of oyster larvae and the chemistry of ocean water by using data from the Whiskey Creek Hatchery in Oregon, USA.
The tool allows a student to learn about the isotopes of oxygen (O18 and O16); to understand the relative distribution of these isotopes in the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere; and to explore how these isotopes can be used as indicators of paleoclimate.
This laboratory activity (including an interactive visualization tool and an associated activity), “Carbon Lab,” allows students to observe and understand the flow in the natural carbon cycle, and to explore and analyze possible anthropogenic impacts on this biogeochemical cycle.
This interactive visualization helps students to learn about the pH scale, acids and bases, ocean acidification, and the potential impact of rising atmospheric CO2 levels on marine animals.
This tool helps students to visualize the structure of the molecules of atmospheric gases and to understand the effect of electromagnetic radiation on these molecules. The activity will also introduce the topic of greenhouse gases and their role in climate.