Classroom/Lab Activities

Classroom/Laboratory Activity: What are Aerosols?
A quiz to understand atmospheric aerosols, their basic characteristics and impact on climate. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Major Landforms: Mountains and ClimateLesson Plan: Atomic Number, Mass Number, Isotopes…Lesson Plan: Black Carbon and
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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 inLesson Plan: Photosynthetic Pathways and…Lesson Plan: Ecological
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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 inLesson Plan: Climate Fiction “Hermie”- A Case of…Lesson Plan:
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Photosynthesis Under Variable Environmental Conditions
A simple simulator that allows users to change a range of variables such as the color of light, brightness of light, and carbon dioxide concentration, and then note their impact on the photosynthetic efficiency of
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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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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Carbon Dioxide and Photosynthetic Rates
A classroom/laboratory activity that shows how to measure the rate of photosynthesis and its changes under different conditions including high concentrations of carbon dioxide, a potential contributor to climate change. You may also be interested
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity, Teaching Module: Cost-Benefit Analysis for Carbon Emissions Abatement
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. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Aerosols and ClimateLesson Plan:
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Global Warming as a Tragedy of the Commons
A classroom/laboratory activity to understand tragedy of the commons through case studies and discuss global warming as a tragedy of the commons. You may also be interested inLesson Plan: Climate Consciousness in the National…Lesson Plan:
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Reconstruction of Paleoclimate by Using Isotopic Composition Data
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
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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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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: The Impact of Human Activities on the Natural Carbon Cycle
A classroom/laboratory activity to understand the carbon cycle, and to explore how human activities may affect the natural carbon cycle. Students will run a simulation to explore how an increase in fossil fuel use will affect the
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Climate Change, the Cryosphere, and Rising Sea Levels
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
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