All Teaching Tools

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A teaching module titled ‘Feedback mechanisms’ from the e-learning course titled ‘Earth in the Future’ developed by Timothy Bralower and David Bice, The Pennsylvania State University. This module discusses the various feedback mechanisms and is
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An audio interview by the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) of Paul Hoggett, Director of the Centre for Psycho- Social Studies at the University of the West of England and cofounder of CPA, and Caroline Hickman,
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A teaching module of resources and activities that accompanies ‘The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate Change’ edited by Ingrid H. H. Zabel, Don Duggan-Haas, & Robert M. Ross,the Paleontological Research Institution. This teaching module includes videos
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A hands-on e-learning course to create and tell engaging stories based on climate change data by using different approaches. Students will learn about methods for data analysis and different approaches for data-driven visual storytelling such
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An infographic that contains information on black carbon in the atmosphere and its contribution to global warming. This infographic titled, ‘Black Carbon’, by Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), explains what black carbon is, its
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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
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A feature story on a comprehensive report by the World Bank that describes the threat of climate change to poor people and the ways to offset it through adaptation and mitigation strategies. The students will
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A video to understand ocean acidification and its impacts. Students will learn about how carbon dioxide (CO2) affects the pH of the ocean, and how increasing ocean acidity may adversely affect marine life and the
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A reading that describes the effects of black carbon on the atmosphere and the climate system. This reading by Carl Zimmer for the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies details the albedo effect of
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A classroom/laboratory activity or teaching module to perform cost-benefit analysis for carbon emissions abatement, considered to be an action that will mitigate climate change. Students will learn about cost-benefit analysis, and will determine the costs
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A video lecture by Raghu Murtugudde, University of Maryland for TROP ICSU titled ‘ The Earth System and Climate’ that provides an overview of the Earth’s system and its climate. This video discusses different aspects
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A reading that discusses the use of the law of conservation of angular momentum to explain the extent of Hadley cells.  Students will learn to derive atmospheric dynamics equations for a model of Hadley circulation
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A classroom activity that teaches students about the different atmospheric aerosols and gases released during volcanic eruptions and how they can affect climate. Students will analyse the data of emissions of water vapour, carbon dioxide
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A review article on the proximate causes of climate change related species extinction. This article by Cahill et al in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B contains various case studies on direct and indirect

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