Water Vapor Protocol
The purpose of this activity is to measure the total precipitable water vapor (column water vapor) in the atmosphere above an observer's site. Students point a GLOBE/GIFTS water vapor instrument at the sun and record the voltage readings from a digital voltmeter. They observe sky conditions near the Sun and perform the Cloud Protocols. Intended outcomes are that students understand the concept that the atmosphere prevents some of the sun's light from reaching Earth's surface, how water vapor mea
Lake Level Changes in the Arid West
In this lab, students use STELLA modeling software to see what combinations of runoff and evaporation might have led to Pleistocene lake level oscillations. This exercise is designed to explore the impact of changes in climate on the level of lakes in the Owens River system, but it can be adapted to other areas. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
The Changing Geographic Distribution of Malaria with Global Climate Warming
In this exercise, students analyze climate data to find areas in the southern United States that are now close to having conditions in which the malaria parasite and its mosquito hosts thrive. Then they attempt to forecast when areas might become climatically suitable. Learning goals, context for use, ...
Time Series Analysis of Lehigh Valley Instrumental Climate Records
In this lab, students will learn basic statistical and graph skills by analyzing real data sets of local and regional instrumental climate records for the last 100 years. They will learn how to calculate seasonal means of climate parameters, detect trends or patterns in the records, and make different ...
Western Regional Climate Center
This website provides internet access to climate data and information for the Western Region of the United States. Information has been made accessible in the areas of historical climate, WRCC projects, current observation, forecasts, monitoring, education, and travel. The web-accessible information presented on this site has been derived from data received from the National Climatic Data Center, the National Weather Service, the National Resource Conservation Service, the Bureau of Land Managem
Idaho Climate Summaries
This site provides climate summaries from one-hundred and fifty two regional stations throughout Idaho. The extensive climate summaries include datasets, tables, descriptions, and maps particular to each region.
Spatial Climate Analysis Service
This web site provides access to high-quality spatial climate data sets. The site provides: up-to-date and historical monthly climate data sets and graphics for the continental United States, related papers and presentations, as well as hard copies of maps for purchase.
The Lowdown on Climate Change (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Podcast Episode 4)
There is so much information available about climate change that knowing what to do about it becomes overwhelming. Where do you start? What can you do?
Climate Challenge Game
Climate Challenge is a single-player game about climate change, playable for free on the BBC website. It is a sandbox-style strategy game based on real climate change data, where the player can try out different approaches, learn about the issues and have fun at the same time.
Climate Change Graphics from the Hall of Planet Earth
This collection of Climate Change Graphics is from Earth: Inside and Out, part of the Museum's Seminars on Science series. These distance-learning courses are designed to help educators meet the new national science standards.
Protein Assembly in a Cell
The video uses computer animation and narration to explain the process of protein synthesis. It shows the process within the context of the cell organelles with a narrative to explain each step. 3:02 min.
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 ...
Basic Algebra : Substituting Values Into an Algebraic Expression
Substituting values into an algebraic expression in mathematics is easier to do if the numbers the values represent are given ahead of time. Understand algebraic expressions in math with assistance from a math teacher in this video on mathematics.
Expert: Jimmy Chang
Bio: Jimmy Chang has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for nearly a decade. He has a master's degree in math, and his specialties include calculus, algebra, liberal arts, math and trigonometry.
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.
How to Solve Division Problems
This short video is from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years. For grades 3-6. Mr. Chang demonstrates how to solve a division problem step by step.
Understanding Decimal Place Value
This short video is from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years. He explains decimal place value.