Global Warming/Climate Change Theme Page
Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which support the study of Global Warming/Climate
Change. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources
within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information.
Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...)
to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional
materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this
Global Warming/Climate Change Resources
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study
of global warming / climate change. Students and teachers will find curricular
resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In
addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which
will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our
Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment
- Published online in 2000, the "Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment"
is a clever two-level encyclopedia about climate, global warming, weather,
and related topics for grades 9 to 12 students.
Environmental Change Education/Outreach Program
- The Nebraska Earth Science Education Network (NESEN) has collected over
a dozen lesson plans in climate change from NESEN teachers participating in
two workshops. Look in the 1997 and 1998 workshop sections for the lesson
- A downloadable lesson plan complete with overhead masters (in pdf format)
for students in grades 3-9. "This lesson plan covers the major greenhouse
gases, human activities that contribute to the change of the Earth's atmosphere,
and why there is a concern about climate changes. Also addressed are strategies
for dealing with potential global warming and the major contributors to global
warming. The possible effect of a global warming on forests, agriculture,
health, wildlife, and the oceans are addressed."
[The] Franklin Institute Science Museum
the Greehouse Effect Down to Earth In this lab activity, high school
students compare the amount of Carbon Dioxide in four different sources
[The] Greenhouse Effect in a Jar An elementary/junior high experiment
that will serve as an introduction to the greenhouse effect. Skills include
observing and recording data, use of a control, drawing conclusions from
results, and use of a model.
- This teaching unit from the United States Geological Survey is intended
for students in grades 4-6 although some activities can be used with older
or younger students. The unit consists of an introduction and many activities.
Each activity has background material, an experiment, suggestions for further
reading and extensions.
Global Climate Change
- Environment Canada provides answers to the questions: "What is climate change?"
"What is Canada doing?" "How will climate change affect you?" and "What can
you do?" There are other useful resources within or linked to this site -
we've provided direct links below.
Government of Canada: Global Climate Change This site has been designed
specifically to inform Canadians about climate change, how it affects
our environment, and what the Canadian government is doing about it. In
addition to these sections, be sure to check out the Resource Room as
well as the Activity Room.
[A] Primer on Climate Change Indepth information on the issue of climate
change, its impacts, and measures we can explore to reduce greenhouse
Global Climate Change Student Guide
- The online textbook "Global Climate Change Student Guide" is an
authoritative Web resource for upper-grade and college Environmental Science
Global Warming: Focus on the Future
- There are four sections to this site. In "It is happening" students can
get the historical perspective on global warming as well as information on
what the issue is. There are also articles describing impacts, discussions
of solutions, and games/puzzles for students.
- This teaching unit from LETSNet (Learning Exchange for Teachers and Students
through the Internet) consists of five lessons designed for middle school
and high school students.
Greenhouse Warming: Fact, Hypothesis, or Myth?
- A look at the validity of the Greenhouse Warming Theory.
Environmental Indicator Series - Climate Change
- Environmental indicators are selected key statistics, which represent or
summarize a significant aspect of the state of the environment, natural resource
sustainability, and related human activities. This site provides information
about the climate change issues such as: Carbon dioxide intensity, Global
atmospheric concentration of green house and more.
National Forum on Climate Change: Proceedings
- These proceedings are the records of a series of meetings which brought
together a citizens' panel of 25 respected Canadians in a National Forum on
Climate Change in 1998. The panel heard a full range of expert opinion and
examined all aspects to the topic objectively. The information is arranged
in a series of meeting minutes and, as such, access to the reports is somewhat
NASA fact sheets
- NASA Fact Sheets are produced in an effort to educate the general public
on the major issues and natural phenomena that scientists will be studying
using data provided by the Earth Observing System. These files are in PDF
Sierra Club of Canada: Climate Change
- This site provides a view on climate change from the perspective of a Canadian
environmental protection group. In addition to basic information on global
warming, there are research reports, data summaries, and announcements.
Skepticism Net: Global Warming
- A meta-list of links to resources on the web which dispute or question
the claims of global warming.
Waiting for Greenhouse
- The introduction to this web site describes itself thusly: "This website
demonstrates what many climate scientists know to be exaggerated claims and
political propaganda about`Global Warming', based on unscientific (mostly
computer model) evidence. The observed evidence indicates that little or no
global warming is happening and little should be expected. "
- TrackStar is an online interface which allows instructors to create lessons
for students by sequencing existing instructional content in various web sites
within a lesson. Students explore one topic at a particular location within
one web site then move on to the next topic at another web site. The list
of topics remains visible throughout the lesson so that students can remain
on track. Explorations of the web sites beyond the designated instructional
content are also possible.
This link is to their search page from where a keyword search on "global
and warming" will produce numerous hits. Caution #1: Many of the web sites
that these lessons access may already be on this CLN page - it's the creation
of lesson objectives and the sequencing of the tours through the sites that
make the lesson potentially useful to your students. Caution #2: The quality
of the lessons (e.g., definining objectives, finding web sites, sequencing
the tours) will vary widely within the TrackStar collection.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Guide to the Convention A description of environmental problems that
the world is facing and what we are doing about it through the Convention.
Change Information Kit Thirty fact sheets (also in downloadable format)
which cover: Understanding of the Climate System; Facing the Consequences;
The Climate Change Convention; Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions; and
Facts and Figures.
Convention and the Kyoto Protocol Full text of the protocol along
with information on the status of its implementation.
Information Snapshots of action taken by a large number of countries
to meet their domestic and international climate change commitments.
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