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Teach Climate Science with the Teacher Friendly Guide To Climate Change

Teaching Module

Teaching module of resources and activities that accompanies ‘The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate Change’ edited by Ingrid H. H. Zabel, Don Duggan-Haas, & Robert M. Ross,the Paleontological Research Institution. This teaching module includes videos and classroom/laboratory activities on the following topics

1.  Climate Science

a. Energy and Atmosphere

  1.  Infrared energy
  2.  Infrared absorption by carbon dioxide
  3.  Carbon dioxide and temperature
  4.  Box Model: steady state vs. non-steady state behavior
  5.  Heat capacity
  6.  Thermal expansion of water

b.  Carbon Cycle

  1.  Diurnal variations in carbon dioxide
  2.  How many molecules make a trace gas?
  3.  NOAA Mauna Loa data and rate of CO2 increase
  4.  Respiration

c.  Hydrologic Cycle

  1.  Rainfall and river response

2. Climate Change Mitigation

a. Renewable Energy

  1.  Solar energy
  2. Near-surface geothermal energy
  3. Wind energy

b. Citizen science

  1. Afforestation and Reforestation: tree biomass & carbon dioxide storage

3. Communication and Advocacy 

a. Citizen science

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. How does climate change impact the biosphere?
  2. What is the role of the biosphere in determining the climate of planet Earth?
About Tool
Tool Name Teach Climate Science With The Teacher Friendly Guide To Climate Change
Discipline Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences, Humanities 
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Overview
Climate Topic Introduction to Climate Change, Climate Literacy
Type of tool Teaching Module
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Ingrid H. H. Zabel, Don Duggan-Haas, & Robert M. Ross 
Hosted at Paleontological Research Institution
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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