Economics Toolkit: Teaching The Tragedy of the Commons using Climate-Related Examples

As a teacher of undergraduate Economics you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching The Tragedy of the Commons.

Your current lesson plan can be augmented with the following resources of this toolkit

  1. Video that introduces the concept of Tragedy of the Commons
  2. Reading Climate Change: The Ultimate Tragedy of the Commons?
  3. Laboratory Activity in which the atmosphere of planet Earth can be considered as a “commons” and that it is affected by human activities such as global warming.

Thus, the use of this toolkit allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in Economics.

Toolkit: Teaching Confidence Interval, Student’s t-distribution, Uncertainty, and Trends by using Hurricane Intensity Data

As a teacher of undergraduate Statistics you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching topics such as confidence interval, student’s t-distribution, and uncertainty by using a given data-set for hurricane records.  For a teacher of undergraduate Geography or Earth Sciences, this activity will help students develop a better understanding of disasters, the possible impact of climate change on hurricanes, and calculating trends and understanding uncertainty.

Toolkit: Teaching Hadley Circulation, Heat Transport in the Atmosphere, and Global Precipitation Patterns and the Distribution of Deserts

As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Geography or Earth Sciences, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching about heat transport in the atmosphere, atmospheric circulation, and the Hadley Cell. This toolkit can also be used to address topics such as global precipitation patterns, distribution of deserts on Earth, Coriolis effect, trade winds, and the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

Toolkit: Teaching Atomic Number, Atomic Mass, Isotopes and Isotopic Ratios, and Isotopic Compositions as Climate Proxies through Climate-related Examples

As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Chemistry, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching Atomic Number, Atomic Mass, Isotopes and Isotopic Ratios, the use of isotopic ratios to calculate temperature, and the use of  isotopic composition to recreate past temperatures and climate.

Toolkit: Teaching pH Scale and Acidification through Climate-related Examples

As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Chemistry, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching the pH scale, acids and bases, acidification, and environmental chemistry.

Your current lesson plan can be augmented with this additional classroom/laboratory activity that allows students to understand the pH scale and acidification by analyzing the effect of atmospheric carbon dioxide on ocean chemistry. The activity will also explore the potential effects of climate change on ocean acidification, and the possible impacts of ocean acidification on marine organisms.

Toolkit: Teaching Glaciers and Cryosphere through Climate-related Examples

As a high school or undergraduate Earth Science or Geography teacher, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching glaciers, cryosphere, and related topics such as impact of temperature and precipitation on glacial mass, equilibrium line, accumulation, ablation, glacial budget, glacier length, glacial advance, and glacial retreat. The activity will also enable students to understand the possible impacts of climate change on glaciers.

Toolkit: Teaching Hazards and Disasters through Climate-related Examples (Sea Level Rise and Flooding due to Melting of Polar Ice)

Introduction to Toolkit

As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Geography or Earth Sciences you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching topics such as Hazards and Disasters: Natural and Man-made. This toolkit focuses on sea level rise and associated flooding due to the melting of polar ice caused by climate change.

Toolkit: Teaching Correlation Statistics with the help of ENSO and Temperature-related Data

As a teacher of undergraduate Statistics you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching topics such as finding the correlation between different variables in a data set. As a teacher of undergraduate Geography or Earth Sciences, you can use this teaching toolkit to teach topics such as relationships between SOI, precipitation, agricultural yields; and the effect of ENSO on the tropical atmosphere.