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
- 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):
- Background info on site
- Exploring the Atmosphere with Virtual Balloon Flights
- Paleoclimateology - Dendrochronology