Teaching Modules

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. Students will observe the nature and distribution of stomata
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
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. Students will reconstruct
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. Students will learn about cost-benefit analysis, and will determine the costs
A teaching module to introduce the impact of climate change on water systems and the resulting effects on human society. Students will learn about the link between climate change and water, and the factors that
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. Students will read and discuss climate change
A reading to learn about the economic analysis of climate change, and various economic policies for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Students will read about and discuss topics on the economics of global climate change.
A reading to learn about the economics of Earth’s environment and climate. Students will read and discuss topics on the economics of the environment. These topics include the different approaches used by economists to analyze
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,
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. Students will work on a range of activities–learn about phenology,
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. “The module is designed to be completed in introductory
Teaching modules to learn about climate justice in the context of the world and in the context of British Columbia (BC). Students will discuss the challenges encountered in climate justice; concepts such as food justice,
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. Students will apply systems thinking to learn
A teaching module to understand the two-way relationship between the food system and climate change. Students will learn about climate change and the specific impacts of climate change on agriculture. They will also discuss actions
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
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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