Is There a Trend in Hurricane Intensity?

This laboratory activity allows a student to explore trends in hurricane intensity, the possible impact of climate change on hurricanes, and understanding uncertainty in trends. This tool can be used as an aid to teach topics such as Data Analysis, Linear Slope,Confidence Interval, Student’s t-distribution, and Standard Deviation in Statistics.

Introducing the economic concept of ‘tragedy of the commons’ using global warming

In this laboratory activity, students learn that the atmosphere of planet Earth can be considered as a “commons” and that it is affected by human activities such as global warming. The activity also asks students to consider possible economic drivers as potential solutions for the global warming “tragedy”.

Why fly south? How climate change alters the phenology of plants and animals

This activity allows students to learn about phenology in plants and animals and to explore how climate change may influence phenological events. Students will use phenology data on flowering patterns to create graphs and will then interpret and discuss their findings.

Beyond the byte: Mosquitoes and Malaria

This activity enables students to examine the relationship between temperature and the geographical distribution of malaria, and to determine how climate change may affect the spread and distribution of the disease. Students will use maps and temperature data sheets to determine the locations where malaria is known to occur and the temperature ranges in these locations. Further, they will discuss and explore the potential impact of climate change and the resulting change in temperature on the geographical distribution of malaria. 

Variations climatiques et composition isotopique de l’oxyène (O18_16 (Oxygène))

The tool allows a student to learn about the isotopes of oxygen (O18 and O16); to understand the relative distribution of these isotopes in the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere; and to explore how these isotopes can be used as indicators of paleoclimate.