Climate and the Hydrosphere

Visualization: pH Levels of Oceans and Atmospheric CO2
A visualization that allows students to explore changes in the pH levels of oceans for different levels of atmospheric CO2. It includes visualizations of CO2 concentrations corresponding to various emission scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel
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Video Micro-lecture: Ocean Buffer Chemistry
A video micro-lecture that explains carbonate buffering in the ocean. It includes discussions on the changes in the chemical composition of the ocean caused by a higher concentration of dissolved CO2, ocean acidification and the
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Teaching Module: pH Scale, Ocean Chemistry and Impact of Ocean Acidification on Marine Life
A set of hands-on laboratory activities that uses the pH scale to understand the changes in ocean chemistry due to increased carbon dioxide emissions. This module shows that increased ocean acidification has adverse effects on
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Teaching Module: Climate Change and Water
A teaching module to introduce the impact of climate change on water systems and the resulting effects on human society. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Teaching “Climate Change and Food…Lesson Plan: Teaching Human
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Ocean Chemistry, Ocean Acidification, and Oyster Growth
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the pH of ocean water, explore the potential effects of climate change on ocean acidification, and understand the possible impacts of ocean acidification on marine organisms such as oysters. Students will explore
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Visualization: The Changing pH of Ocean Water and Its Impact on Marine Life
A visualization to learn about the pH scale, the pH of different liquids, ocean acidification, and the possible impacts of ocean acidification on marine life. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Photosynthetic Pathways and…Lesson
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Determining Coastal Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the rate of sea-level rise and the response of shorelines to sea-level change. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Trigonometry and Sea Level RiseLesson Plan: Teaching Biodiversity through…Lesson
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Visualization: The Effects of Sea-level Rise on the Coast of California
An interactive visualization to observe and understand the possible effects of sea-level rise and different storm scenarios on the coast of California. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Poverty and Climate: An Inextricable LinkLesson
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Visualization: If Global Temperature Rises by 4 °C
An interactive visualization to observe the effects of a global temperature increase of 4 °C on human health, agriculture, forests, oceans and marine ecosystems, permafrost, water availability, and extreme climate events. You may also be
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Videos: Earth’s Climate, the Biosphere, and Geological Evolution
A series of micro-lectures (videos) for an overview of the relationships between the Earth's climate, the biosphere, and the lithosphere. Climate Science Education Series A collection of micro-lectures  by Raghu Murtugudde, Professor, University of Maryland, USA Developed
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Video: Galapagos Penguins, Permanent El Niño, and Human Evolution
Climate Science Education Series Developed by Science Media Center, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India Video: Galapagos Penguins, Permanent El Niño, and Human Evolution You may also be interested inLesson Plan: William
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: The Coriolis Effect
A hands-on classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the Coriolis Effect.  You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Atomic Number, Mass Number, Isotopes…Lesson Plan: Plant Diseases and Climate ChangeLesson Plan: Climate Refugees and Environmental MigrationLesson Plan:
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