Environmental Sciences

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

Water Security, Human Health and Disease, Climate Justice, Climate Refugees, Food Security, Agro-ecosystems, Crop Yields, Species Extinction, Energy – Traditional and Renewable, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Footprint, The “Anthropocene”, Migration and Migratory Patterns and more.

Data Visualization of GHG Emissions
CAIT Climate Data Explorer by World Resources Institute (WRI) showcases the world’s top greenhouse gas-emitting countries with the latest global data available till the year 2013. This interactive chart can be used to explore it by
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: What are Aerosols?
A quiz to understand atmospheric aerosols, their basic characteristics and impact on climate. You may also be interested in Lesson Plan: Major Landforms: Mountains and Climate Lesson Plan: Atomic Number, Mass Number, Isotopes… Lesson Plan:
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Volcanoes and Climate
A classroom activity that teaches students about the different atmospheric aerosols and gases released during volcanic eruptions and how they can affect climate. You may also be interested in Lesson Plan: Photosynthetic Pathways and… Lesson
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Thermal Potential of Carbon dioxide
A classroom/laboratory activity that demonstrates the thermal properties of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, that may contribute to global warming. You may also be interested in Lesson Plan: Climate Fiction “Hermie”- A Case of…
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Video: Permafrost and Climate Change
A video that introduces permafrost and its distribution on Earth. The video also describes the changing nature of permafrost across several regions due to higher surface temperatures and the possible impact of permafrost thawing on
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Permafrost and Climate Change
A set of hands-on classroom and computer-based activities for students to learn about permafrost and to explore various web-based scientific data portals to investigate permafrost distribution, characteristics of permafrost, and the effects of thawing permafrost
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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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Reading: Hydrocarbon Combustion
A reading that introduces hydrocarbons, fossil fuels, and the products of combustion of different hydrocarbons such as carbon dioxide- a greenhouse gas. You may also be interested in Lesson Plan: Poverty and Climate: An Inextricable
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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 in Lesson Plan: Teaching “Climate Change and Food… Lesson Plan:
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Teaching Module: Climate Refugees
A teaching module to learn about climate refugees, specific examples of climate change-related migration, challenges in resettling climate refugees, and actions to help people displaced by climate change. You may also be interested in Lesson
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E-learning Course: An Introduction to Climate Change
An e-learning course to learn the basics of climate change science, climate change policies, climate change adaptation and mitigation, climate change finance, and climate change action. You may also be interested in Lesson Plan: Climate
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