Classroom/Lab Activities

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.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Climate Change and Food Security in Africa
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about suitable climatic conditions for a crop and to determine how climate change may affect food production (specifically, cocoa production).
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Glacial Retreat in Glacier National Park
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).
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Squirrel Species Distribution and Climate Change
A classroom/laboratory activity to examine and analyze squirrel species distribution and habitat data (from the USA) over time, and to interpret the possible relationship between climate change and changes in biodiversity. 
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Malaria and Climate Change
A classroom/laboratory activity to establish the potential link between the geographic distribution of malaria and increasing temperature caused by climate change.
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Classroom Activity: Climate Change and Phenology in Plants (Flowering)
A classroom/ laboratory activity to learn about phenology and phenological events, and to understand the potential impacts of climate change on periodic life-cycle events in plants, specifically, on the bloom date of North American lilac shrubs.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Survival Skills—Response of Organisms to Climate Change
A classroom/laboratory activity to analyze the distribution of beetle, mammal, and plant species (for datasets from North America) in the past (based on fossil records), determine whether the same species exist today, and compare the
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Climate Change and Leaf-out in Plants
A classroom/laboratory activity to explore the possible role of climate-related environmental factors in the timing of leaf-out in plants (specifically, red maple leaf-out in New England). 
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Modeling Temperature Data by using Trigonometric Functions
A classroom/laboratory activity to model temperature data by using trigonometric functions.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Using Introductory Calculus (Integration) to Analyze CO2 Emission Data
A classroom/laboratory activity to analyze CO2 emissions data by using Riemann sums for the calculation of area under the curve.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Using Polynomial Differentiation to Analyze Global Atmospheric CO2
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn and apply polynomial differentiation and to solve tangent line problems for global average CO2 data.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Modeling the Effect of Changes in Radiation on Planetary Temperature
A classroom/laboratory activity to model how changes in the radiation entering or leaving the Earth affect the temperature of the planet.
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