Teaching Modules

Teaching Module: Plant Response to Climate related Temperature and Water Stress
This teaching module allows students to explore the role of stomata in regulating leaf temperature and water loss from plants under different environmental and climatic conditions.
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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: Orbital Forcing and Earth’s Climate
A set of classroom/laboratory activities to reconstruct Earth’s past climate using isotopic composition data from ice cores and to highlight the influence of orbital forcing and atmospheric carbon dioxide feedback on Earth’s climate.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Reading: Economics and Global Climate Change
A reading to learn about the economic analysis of climate change, and various economic policies for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
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Reading: Environmental Economics
A reading to learn about the economics of Earth’s environment and climate.
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Teaching Module: Analyzing Climate Science Data through Simple Statistical Techniques
A teaching module that demonstrates the use of linear and quadratic regression to analyze Arctic sea ice extent data and the use of graphs, sample correlations, and multiple regression to analyze atmospheric CO2 level data,
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Teaching Module: Climate Change & Phenological Events in Plants and Animals
A set of resources to understand the link between periodic life-cycle events in plants and animals (such as flowering, leaf-out, and migration), and climate change.
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Collection of Teaching Modules: Cli-Fi—Climate Change Literature
Teaching modules to learn about climate change science and climate change literature by analyzing and interpreting data and by performing rhetorical analyses of climate change literature.
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Collection of Teaching Modules: Climate Justice
Teaching modules to learn about climate justice in the context of the world and in the context of British Columbia (BC).
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Teaching Module: Climate Change, the Environment, and Human Health
A teaching module to learn about the impacts of climate change on human health, and to discuss climate adaptation and mitigation measures that would reduce these health-related risks.
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Teaching Module: The Food System and Climate Change
A teaching module to understand the two-way relationship between the food system and climate change.
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Teaching Module: The Impact of ENSO and Human Activities on River Hydrology (a case study of the Huanghe River)
A teaching module to learn about the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) by performing calculations and analyzing results for Tahiti and Darwin (Australia), and for the Huanghe River in
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Climate Change and Migratory Behavior
This guided lecture and discussion helps students to understand the possible impact of climate change on animal migration (an important animal behaviour) and to explore the neuroscience of migration. The example of monarch butterfly migration
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