Earth Sciences

Integrate climate science in your teaching and use these educational resources to teach topics such as:

Planet Earth and it’s Climate, Earth’s Climate System, Past Episodes of Climate Change, Historical Climate Change, Recent Climate Change, Future projections, The Roles of the Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Hydrosphere, Lithosphere, Biosphere, Anthroposphere, and their interactions in determining the climate of planet Earth, Water Resources and Climate Change, Climate Change and Food, Adaptation and Mitigation, Biogeochemical Cycles, The Geologic Carbon Cycle, The Silicate Thermostat, Milankovitch Cycles, Isotopes and Climate Reconstruction, The Greenhouse Effect, El Nino Southern Oscillation, Thermohaline Circulation, Coriolis Force, Hadley Circulation and more.

A game to explore scenarios of future energy demand, allocate different energy sources to meet projected demands, and observe the consequences on carbon emission levels and global temperature. Students will allocate a given budget to
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen, analyze the isotopic composition of ice, and understand how isotopic compositions can be used to recreate past temperatures and climate. Students will plot
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
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about glacial retreat and to predict the complete melting of a glacier (specifically, for an example in Glacier National Park). In this activity, students will analyze and interpret historical data
An interactive visualization to explore the effects of melting ice sheets and the resulting sea level rise on coastal areas.  Students will configure parameters related to glacial melt in Antarctica and/or Greenland, and will observe
A reading that introduces the topic of glaciers and their formation.  Students will read about the formation of glaciers, common glacial features, and changes in the extent of glaciers over the past 750,000 years. They
A reading to learn about recent changes in hurricane activity, specifically in the Atlantic.  Students will read about changes in Atlantic storm activity, factors that affect hurricane intensity and frequency, and the impact of global
A reading to learn about what affect hurricane activity and the measures that can help in building resilience to the impacts of hurricanes.  Students will read about the effects of warmer sea surface temperatures and
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
A mobile app to visualize global climate data. About the tool Tool Name Earth Now Discipline Earth Sciences, Chemistry Topic(s) in Discipline Climate of Earth Climate Topic Introduction to Climate Change Type of Tool Mobile
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
A hands-on classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the Coriolis Effect.  In this activity, students use a simple paper-based model to understand how the Coriolis Effect influences the direction of winds, currents, and other objects in
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