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Workshop Resources: Can a Good Climate Go Bad? Past, Present, and Future Climate

Welcome to the online resources for the 2006 educators workshop, Can a Good Climate Go Bad? Past, Present, and Future Climate. This workshop, presented at the University of Texas by Teri Eastburn of UCAR Education and Outreach, is intended to expose educators to scientific information about climate and share a collection of favorite classroom activities. This web portal is intended to provide the web links and additional information to those who attended the workshop and share resources to others who could not attend.

The workshop is divided into four parts, each with classroom activities and a corresponding Powerpoint presentation that is provided here. Topics covered include:

  • Part 1 (PDF): Introductory Activities, Earth as a System, the Sun-Earth Connection, and Energy
  • Part 2 (PDF): Climate vs. Weather, Earth's Past Climate, Climate Models
  • Part 3 (PDF): Can a Good Climate Go Bad? Our Changing Climate
  • Part 4: Climate Care: What We Need to Do and What's Being Done Locally, Nationally, Globally

Workshop Resources

Activities Corresponding to Part 1:

Activities Corresponding to Part 2:

Activities Corresponding to Part 3:

Activities Corresponding to Part 4:

Additional Resources

National Center for Atmospheric Research

The Climate Discovery Teacherís Guide

Education resources from the APOL Biocomplexity Project

Climate and Global Change Classroom Activities from Windows to the Universe

Climate and Global Change Section of Windows to the Universe

Webcast: The Science of Global Climate Change and Human Influence by Dr. Kevin Trenberth

LEARN: Atmospheric Science Explorers

Facing the Future Website and Curriculum Materials

Last modified October 17, 2006 by Teri Eastburn.

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