Climate Change

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As part of our peer review process, please review, make comments, revise, and use these units.

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program is an important part of the U.S. Department of Energy's strategy to understand global climate change
http://education.arm.gov/studyhall.stm

RESOURCES

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC): http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html

Research Sites: NASA; Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin(NOAA)

http://www.epa.gov/climatestudents/basics/today/greenhouse-effect.html - Great Video


http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/; http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html
http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/emis/tre_glob_2009.html
https://www2.ucar.edu/climate/faq#t2506n1341
http://web.mit.edu/12.000/www/m2012/finalwebsite/problem/groundwater.shtml#problems
(Ogallala Aquifer)
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/nasaviz/index.html - NASA


A 3 Day Mini-Unit on Hurricane Sandy, "The Mighty Storm," by Mr. Ramos
Ms. Phillips developed a mini-unit on the storm for Sustainability and Mr. Ramos adapted and improved it for ELLs.


Learning Objective: Students will be able to
- describe their personal experiences of Hurricane Sandy. (Day 1)
- describe what they should/should not do to be prepared for/during a natural disaster. (Day 2)
- describe what their responsibilities are during a natural disaster. (Day 3)

Essential Question:
How can we adjust to a changing, unpredictable environment?


Teachers' Lessons and Units






Climate Change Resources
(NOAA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. National Climatic Data Center. December 2011. http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html (accessed December 11, 2011).

(NPR), National Public RAdio. Environment: Climate Connections. December 2011. http://www.npr.org/sections/environment/ (accessed December 12, 2011).

Climate Change. American Museum of Natural History. December 2011. http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/climatechange/ (accessed December 12, 2011).

Harris, Richard and Steve Inskeep. Delegates To Durban Agree To Climate Treaty. December 12, 2011. http://www.npr.org/2011/12/12/143562990/climate-talks-update (accessed December 12, 2011).
Landmark Deal Approved At Climate Conference. Associated Press. December 12, 2011. http://www.npr.org/2011/12/10/143516356/landmark-deal-approved-at-climate-conference (accessed December 12, 2011).

ology - Climate Change. American Museum of Natural History. December 2011. http://www.amnh.org/ology/climatechange (accessed December 12, 2011).

Strickland, Jonathan and Ed Grabianowski. How Global Warming Works. December 2011. http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/global-warming.htm (accessed December 11, 2011).