Workshop at the 2008 NSTA National Conference in New Orleans
Windows to the Universe staff presented a workshop titled "Interactive Simulations and Hands-on Activities across the Earth and Space Sciences" at the NSTA National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 8-9 AM on Friday, March 20, 2008.
This workshop combined hands-on activities with computer-based interactives and animations.
Below are links to the resources (write-ups of hands-on activities and accompanying student worksheets, interactive simulations, animations, images, and web pages with relevant background information) used or referred to during this workshop:
- Carbon Dioxide - Sources and Sinks (in Spanish)
- Graphing Sea Ice Extent in the Arctic and Antarctic
- Select Various Maps Depicting Climate to View
- Maps of Projected Future Regional Climates
- Compare Images of Arctic Sea Ice Extent Side-by-side
- Compare Images of Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Side-by-side
- Annual Variation in Sea Ice Extent in the Northern Hemisphere
- Annual Variation in Sea Ice Extent in the Southern Hemisphere
- The Very, Very Simple Climate Model
- try out the Very, Very Simple Climate Model
- Educator's Guide - "Using the Very, Very Simple Climate Model in the Classroom"
- Notes about the Very, Very Simple Climate Model
- background info: What Is a Climate Model?
- background info: How Climate Models Work
- background info: Accuracy and Uncertainty in Climate Models
- background info: Climate and Global Change
- background info: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- Background info from our "Climate Discovery" online course sequence (more in-depth, but may be harder to follow outside of the context of the course):
- Climate Model "Test Drive"
- Where are we now? Climate "Today"
- The IPCC
- Climate Modeling
- Predictions of Future Global Climate
- Magnetometer (in Spanish)
- Magnetometer Extensions - Prospecting for Iron Ore & Seafloor Spreading (in Spanish)
- Terrabagga (in Spanish)
- Bar Magnet & Compass interactive (Flash)
- Bar Magnet, Compass, and Magnetic Field Lines (Java)
- Earth's North Magnetic Pole
- Earth's Magnetic Field and Compass
- Background info on site
- Planetary magnetosphere pages
- Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
- Detecting Planetary Magnetism
- Basics of magnetism pages
Field, Magnetism, The
Force of Magnetism
- Exploring the Atmosphere with Virtual Balloon Flights
- Virtual Balooning game
- Student Worksheet
- background info: Layers of Earth's Atmosphere
- Perihelion and Aphelion
- Elliptical Orbits
- Eccentricity of an Orbit
- Elliptical Orbits
- Mars Orbit and Opposition
- Comet Orbit and Tails
- Paleoclimateology - Dendrochronology
- Dendrochronology Interactives
- "Build a Tree" Dendrochronology Activity
- Align Tree Ring Cores Activity
- Project Learn activity page
- "Time &
Cycles - Dendrochronology" activity
- Climate Discovery Teacher's Guide activity - "Trees: Recorders of Climate Change"
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