## Predict the Climate by throwing a dice

Predict the Climate by throwing a dice Teaching Module A teaching module that uses a dice and Excel to demonstrate the difference between experimental and theoretical probabilities. It also uses temperature and precipitation data to calculate moving average, identify trends in time series, and learn about data visualisation. This teaching module provides multiple resources under […]

## Teaching Polynomial Differentiation with Arctic Sea Ice Data

Teaching Polynomial Differentiation with Arctic Sea Ice Data Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/ laboratory activity titled, ‘Arctic Sea Ice’ from Sustainability Math by Thomas J. Pfaff, Ithaca College, USA, to teach introductory derivatives, polynomial differentiation, and the application of derivatives. This hands-on computer-based classroom activity consists of datasets of Arctic Ice Data (1980-2017). This classroom activity […]

## Polynomial Differentiation Using Temperature Data

Polynomial Differentiation Using Temperature Data Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/ laboratory activity titled, ‘Global Average Temperature’ from Sustainability Math by Thomas J. Pfaff, Ithaca College, USA, to teach derivatives and polynomial differentiation using global average temperature data. This classroom/laboratory activity uses NASA’s data of global annual mean surface air temperature from 1950 to 2018. This data […]

## Modelling the Effect of Changes in Radiation on Planetary Temperature

Modelling the Effect of Changes in Radiation on Planetary Temperature Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/laboratory activity to model how changes in the radiation entering or leaving the Earth affect the temperature of the planet. Students will model the data by using Excel spreadsheets and will then determine whether a polynomial function or an exponential function provides […]

## Introduction to Statistics through Weather Forecasting

Introduction to Statistics through Weather Forecasting Teaching Module A teaching module by Ginny Brown, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), that uses climate data to teach statistical parameters such as mean, median, mode, extreme values, percent frequency of occurrence and time, range, standard deviation, and data anomalies. It also includes discussion on the use of […]

## Statistical Methods to Determine Historical Temperature Trends

Statistical Methods to Determine Historical Temperature Trends Teaching Module A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about statistical methods to analyse average annual temperatures of major cities in the world (New York and Sydney) and to determine trends in the data. Students will create histograms to analyse the average annual temperatures; will compare data sets; will learn […]

## Statistical Methods to Determine Trends in Hurricane Intensity

Statistical Methods to Determine Trends in Hurricane Intensity Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about linear slope, trends, confidence intervals, and Student’s t-distribution by calculating trends and uncertainties using hurricane data records over 40 years. Using hurricane-related data for the Atlantic Ocean, students will plot graphs and determine trends by calculating linear slope. They […]

## Linear Regression on Arctic Ice Data

Linear Regression on Arctic Ice Data Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/laboratory activity to perform linear regression on climate data from the Arctic. Students will perform linear regression analysis on the average monthly extent of Arctic sea ice (from 1979 to the present) and will compare the residual plots for different months. Use this tool to help […]

## Modelling Temperature Data by using Trigonometric Functions

Modelling Temperature Data by using Trigonometric Functions Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/laboratory activity to model temperature data by using trigonometric functions. Students will model given temperature data (for Wellington, New Zealand) by using sine and cosine functions. They will compare models and discuss their observations. This activity can be replicated for any location for which temperature […]

## Regression Analysis of Global Temperature Data

Regression Analysis of Global Temperature Data Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about regression analysis of data by using global temperature data over a period of 150 years. Students will plot global mean temperatures, perform regression analysis, and determine global mean temperature anomalies. Use this tool to help your students find answers to: Perform […]