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Educational Links

United States:

The Indiana State Climate Office provides data and visualization tools for
conceptualizing climate change education, a teaching module, and learning
activities. Also the Indiana State Climate Office (Iclimate ) maintains an
online archive of many recent daily and hourly observations from both
manual and automated weather networks and provides online data for the
public.

Union of Concerned Scientists have developed a global warming
Early Warning Signs Map
,
a science-based world map depicting the local and
regional consequences of global climate change for 9-12 grade students.
It includes a curriculum guide with learning activities such as Climate
Change in My City, Climate Change and Disease, and Climate Change
and Ecosystems.

Discovery Education has developed lesson plans and a curriculum center
with hands-on activities, puzzles, and project ideas for weather
and climate for K-12.

UCAR and the National Weather Service (NWS) has organized the
Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and
Training (COMET®)with Distance Education: interactive professional
development of materials, residence classes, and outreach programs providing
financial support to universities for applied research projects.

The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) makes available
collections of educational resources including Earth data sets and imagery, support
services, and communication networks to facilitate interactions and
collaborations across all aspects of Earth system education.

LEARN studies the atmospheric science explores cycles of the Earth and
Atmosphere. It has an online module for middle school background
information, general learning concepts, and sections such as
Introduction to Climate, The "Greenhouse Effect,",Global Climate
Change, and Introduction to the Ozone Stratospheric and Troposphere Ozone.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) helps
students, teachers, librarians, and the general public access many
educational activities, publications, and booklets, It also provides a climate
program office as a resource for scientists and educators.

UCAR teaches what makes weather wet and wild,
do cool weather activities, and be a hot weather forecaster on Web Weather

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) promotes the
development and dissemination of information and education on
atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences, as well
as their professional applications and online weather studies.

Educapoles provides materials that explain the climate in simple terms.
Discover climate and climate change via practical experiments
that highlight such problems of CO2 and practical activites such as
taking meteorological measurements.

Southeast regional climate center (SECC) provides resources,
games and activities to students and educator as well as weather trivia, and specific
activities for climate education such as how to make a barometer and anemometer.

The Exploratorium is an animated website that explores the earth and
demonstrates how scientists know and understand climate change.

Community Learning Network (CLN) provides curricula in weather
and climate and general resources on climate/and weather for hurricanes,
air quality , blizzards and snowstorms, tornados, global warming, lightening,
and ozone depletion, and more.

Florida State University developed The EXPLORERS, a
Teacher's Resource Guide using weather satellites in the K-12
classroom. It also includes Outreach Programs, Basic Skills, Background, and
Activities to enhance meteorological knowledge.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a climate change
education resources database which includes a wealth of education resources
for educators, students, and the general public with links to lesson
plans, videos, books, toolkits, and other fun materials.

The Center for International Earth Science Information Network
(CIESIN )
has many online educational resources for K-12 teachers and
students, college classrooms, and graduate-level education and research.

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program of the
A.R.M. Education Center is involved in research and education with
regard to teaching global climate change. This education center,
intended for students and teachers, has a wealth of information,
downloadable lessons plans, links and more.


GEMS (Great Exploration in Math and Science) offers activities for students
grades 7–8 with hands-on activities and experiments that investigate crucial
environmental issues and helps students see environmental problems from
different points of view. Students can play simulation games and hold a
“world conference” on global warming and acid rain.

Columbia University developed a climate change education model,
Computer-driven global climate models (GCMs) which is one of
the primary tools used today in climate research. Students can explore the
subject of climate change in the same way that actual research scientists
study climate. The goal of EdGCM is to improve the quality of teaching and
learning of climate-change science in grades 9-12 by providing broader
access to an actual GCM and to help teachers use a research-quality
climate model effectively in the classroom. The utilization of EdGCM in
undergraduate and graduate courses and by the atmospheric/earth
systems science research communities is also anticipated.

The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific information intended to
help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards,
geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life. This website
provides links to selected online resources to support education (K-12)
and college inquiry and research in order to develop learning activities om
global change for students, teachers, and researchers.

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) was established to
ensure that the observations and information needed to address climate-related
issues can be obtained and made available to all potential users.
GCOS is intended to be a long-term, user-driven operational system
capable of providing the comprehensive observations required for
monitoring the climate system, for detecting and attributing climate
change, for assessing the impacts of climate variability and change, and
for supporting research toward an improved understanding, modeling and
prediction of the climate system.

NASA's education program supports informal education and public
outreach efforts by increasing elementary and secondary education
participation in NASA programs and using the data to study global change in
the Global Change Master Directory (GCMD).

ISS EarthKAM provides stunning, high-quality photographs of the eartth
planet taken from the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.


The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic,
and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories,
adjacent waters and oceans.

The Climate Change Collection is a suite of science education webbased
resources covering natural climate dynamics as well as human
impacts on the climate system.

International:

The GLOBE Program is a nonpartisan effort of the U.S. Government to
gather environmental data globally. Based in primary and secondary
schools from 108 countries, students will collect data such as air,
water, and soil temperature, moisture, cloud, and aerosol levels, etc,
and send the data to the website as maps and graphs, use the data to
research climate and weather in their own country, and/or input the data
to the Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS)


Friends of the Earth UK: provides resources for educators in the United Kingdom
with lesson plans for climate and climate change, and climate solutions.

Learning and Teaching Scotland provides games, resources, and lesson
plans on climate throughout the Scottish education system.

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) facilitates
the dissemination and exchange of disaster risk management, and
information on disasters related to climate change such as cyclone, drought,
and floods in Asian countries.

The Australian government provides activities on education resources to reduce greenhouse gases and energy consumption which causes climate change. Other activity topic headings include travel smart, climate change question and answer, and greenhouse gas and pollution inventory.