In this activity, students analyze the global temperature record from 1867 to the present. Long-term trends and shorter-term fluctuations are both evaluated. The data is examined for evidence of the impact of natural and anthropogenic climate forcing mechanisms on the global surface temperature variability. ...
Geography of Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania
This is a slide show on the geography of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. It was made as a high school class project. It shows picture and text slides slides of geographical features, climate, environment, map and facts with a musical background.
The Horned Lizard
In this video from Outdoor Nevada, Brian Wignall describes some of the unique characteristics of horned lizards. Horned lizards display unique adaptations that enable them to live in this hot, dry desert climate. The video examines the horned lizard as it hunts for food, and demonstrates how it relies on both camouflage and behavioral strategies to deter predators. Closed captioning included. 04:32.
Ocean Surface Topography From Space: El Nino/La Nina and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation
Materials presented here are intended to help the learner understand the complex interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere that affect global weather and climate events. Users may learn how data from the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 satellites provide monitoring of oceanic conditions that may produce El-Nino/La Nina events, and help track the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), a long-term oceanic fluctuation. A selection of links to related sites is included.
Keeping Nine Eyes on the Weather
This classroom activity explains how clouds and pollution in the atmosphere are important to climate, and the need to study whether pollution may be changing Earth's climate in undesirable ways. It introduces NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) mission. The activity includes building ...
Weather Around the World
For primary and elementary students. There are five short videos filmed in five different climatic regions. Each clip contains details of the local climate and its significance in that region. There are also supporting materials. These sponge videos need a great deal of follow-up to be effective such as maps, temperature graphs, photos of animals with what they have the enables them to survive and the like.
Learn about the current physical geography research being conducted in the Department of Geography at the University of Western Ontario. The physical geographers at the university discuss their research which help solve problems in climate change and management of urban resource problems. Footage of Ontario is shown while the geographers are talking about their research.
As the colonies along the Atlantic coast took shape in the mid-eighteenth century, they became grouped by region: New England, middle, Chesapeake, and southern colonies. Among these regions there were some general similarities, including temperate climates and more than adequate average rainfall, which are critical factors for maximizing agricultural production.
Surplus crops provided the most important exports in all regions except in New England, although what colonists grew depended on
Land: State of the Earth
Large tracks of land in Africa and Chine simply blew away in 2006. When land is stripped bare or robbed of rain by climate change, it often turns to desert. Learn how once fertile land is destroyed by deforestation, lack of rain, and fire. Run time 06:21.
10 Ways the World Will End: The Big Freeze
How the ocean and its salt content can change the weather patterns and a climate change that impacts the Earth. The impact could go on for decades. Good video for a discussion.
Turning Point: State of the Earth and a Shift in Public Opinion
Green is going mainstream. A shift in public opinion has made climate change a political issue and businesses see that going green means more money for them. This professionally produced movie discusses how public opinion has helped the world take steps to fight global pollution and reduce carbon emissions. (6:09)
Chain Reaction: Water
Artists using using visual media to capture climate change in the act. The video begins with showing water bottles made from plastic which uses oil to produce the bottles, gas to transport the bottles and the entire planet's resulting consequences of global warming. Speeded up climate changes showing dying coral, rising water levels, hurricanes, ending with a challenge to be concious of the changes and "Sound the Alarm." Set to contemporary music.
7 Wonders of Utah: Arches National Park StandardNET Live video. Video gives the history of Arches National Park. Video discusses the natural stone arches, how long ago the arches were formed, how they were formed, climate, and how the park is a constantly changing landscape. Video discusses how Native Americans once lived in the park and shows proof of this. Video contains awesome pictures. Video is appropriate of elementary and middle school students.
StandardNET Live video. Video gives the history of Arches National Park. Video discusses the natural stone arches, how long ago the arches were formed, how they were formed, climate, and how the park is a constantly changing landscape. Video discusses how Native Americans once lived in the park and shows proof of this. Video contains awesome pictures. Video is appropriate of elementary and middle school students.
Climate Change in Antarctica
Adam Soule from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution talks about his volcano research and how Antarctica is sensitive to climate change. As a volcanologist, he will study the lava flows of the past, an important process in an actively evolving planet such as Earth. The products of volcanic eruptions cover more than 2/3's of the Earth's surface and are primary means for transferring heat and mass from the Earth's interior.
Earth in Motion: Seasons - Interactive Site
Earth's orbit around the Sun, together with the tilt of its axis, results in periodic climate changes around the globe known as seasons. Different locations experience different types of climate changes. For example, some places have extreme seasonal changes in temperature, while others have little temperature change but may have rainy and dry seasons. This interactive activity from the Adler Planetarium explains why Earth experiences seasons and has users properly place Earth in its orbit for p
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More than 5 million acres of rain forests have been destroyed by logging, urbanization, and highways, harming the intricate balance of the forest and potentially adversely affecting the world's climate (4:31)
The Great Stink - History of sewage - Thames River Water
Thames Water commissioned this short film mark the 150th anniversary of The Great Stink. In the hot summer of 1858, the stench of sewage in the River Thames so offended MPs that Parliament was suspended and the Government agreed to "take immediate measures for abating the dangerous nuisance caused by the noxious state of the Thames". A leading Victorian engineer, Sir Joseph Bazalgette, was commissioned to design and build a system of sewers which would remove the sewage from the Thames, sending
Mountain Weather: A Climber's Story
In this video segment adapted from Interactive NOVA, mountain-climber Rob Taylor gives a harrowing account of his failed attempt to scale the peak of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro. Because it is a free-standing mountain — the tallest in the world — climbers must ascend from the base through several climate zones before reaching the arctic summit. After being rescued from a fall near the summit, Taylor thought his worst problems were behind him when an unanticipated consequence of his descent to
Life in Tropical Forests
Describes animals and plants found in tropical forests. Shows video of the specific animals. Also identifies the climate and locations. Mentions the effects of the destruction of the forests on the animals. Run time 1:56.