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The resources on this website have come from teachers who prepared material or found a link that works well with their students. There is much of value here, but as content and technology change there is a need to keep the resources up to date. So if you have a idea you wish to share, please enter details here.
An Abbreviated Guide for Teaching Climate Change, from Project 2061 at AAAS. (32 pages). Project 2061 is a US 'Science Frameworks' style project. The guide shows how Climate Change fits in with Project 2061. The concept maps, particularly the latter ones are quite useful.
A website called 'Climate Science for Sceptics' by Keith Burrows. The purpose of the website is to explain climate science and climate change to those who have uncertainties or questions about climate change, rather than being concerned with intransigent deniers. The content will be of value to VCE Unit 1 students. Keith is also currently developing sections of the website specifically for VCE Physics students.
Clim’ City is like ‘Sim City’ is which players are in charge of a virtual city. They decide how it develops. The winner must reduce greenhouse emissions by 75%, etc, within 50 years. This website explains how the game works, who is behind the site, what it is like to play, tips, who it is aimed at and how realistic it is.
‘Clim’ City is like ‘Sim City’ is which players are in charge of a virtual city. They decide how it develops. The winner must reduce greenhouse emissions by 75%, etc, within 50 years.
This climate model has been written by NASA scientists to run on a PC or a Mac. It is designed for educational use at secondary and lower tertiary level. It is sophisticated and accurate, but manageable with some guidance.
This site has lots of information plus the chance to run a climate model on your PC or Mac as a screensaver. They say "Climateprediction.net is a distributed computing project to produce predictions of the Earth's climate up to 2080 and to test the accuracy of climate models. To do this, we need people around the world to give us time on their computers - time when they have their computers switched on, but are not using them to their full capacity.". It has a useful description on climate models.
The Perimeter Institute has produced several packages of curriculum materials, one of which is Evidence for Climate Change (1000MB of material on carbon dioxide, climate modelling, forcing factors,)
It is pitched at Years 10 to 11. It is available free and includes i) a 70 page teaching program covering how to use the material, several pages of teaching strategies and learning issues, ii) 5 different activities, each with information on teaching tips, equipment, extension, misconceptions, iii) a video, iv) a student design challenge and v) assessment criteria and rubrics.