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Earth, Climate, and Change

Observing Human Impact

References and Further Readings

Web

Framework for Science Education
A Framework for K-12 Science Education. Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13165

Graph from the California Department of Water Resources
http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cdecapp/resapp/getResGraphsMain.action

The Habitable Planet
http://www.learner.org/courses/envsci/unit/text.php?unit=12&secNum=0

"Water: Our Thirsty World." National Geographic Magazine.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/table-of-contents/

Gary Braasch website
http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org

Facing the Future
https://www.facingthefuture.org

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
http://whatweknow.aaas.org/

NASA maps and climate change
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/decadaltemp.php

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html

USGS Image gallery
http://gallery.usgs.gov/collections/Climate_Change

Erosion in Alaska
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2141#.U5zXh41dVe5

Journey North
https://www.learner.org/jnorth/

GLOBE
www.globe.gov

Project Budburst
http://budburst.org

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
http://www.birds.cornell.edu

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) LEARN Project
http://www.ucar.edu/learn

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
http://www.ipcc.ch

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/leading-the-international-agenda/education-for-sustainable-development

Education for Sustainable Development Tookit
http://www.esdtoolkit.org

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Literacy
http://cpo.noaa.gov/OutreachandEducation/ClimateLiteracy.aspx

Loren Eiseley, Anthropologist and Author
www.eiseley.org

American Geophysical Union
http://virtualoptions.agu.org

Permafrost
http://www.wunderground.com/resources/climate/melting_permafrost.asp

California Drought Article
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Water-CA-California-Drought-Friant-Dam-San-Joaquin-Delta-259219481.html

Books

Braasch, Gary. Earth under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2007.
http://www.earthunderfire.com

Cherry, Lynne and Gary Braasch. How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications, 2008.
http://www.lynnecherry.com/how_we_know_what_we_know_about_our_changing_climate__scientists_and_kids_explore_67915.htm

National Science Teachers Association Press. Global Climate Change: Resources for Environmental Literacy. NSTA Press Book. 2007.
http://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/9781933531182

Fleck, John. The Tree Rings’ Tale: Understanding Our Changing Climate. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2009.
http://www.unmpress.com/books.php?ID=11781365963614

Film and Video

Chasing Ice
http://www.chasingice.com

"California’s Extreme Drought, Explained." New York Times video. July 5, 2014.
http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000002980095/californias-extreme-drought-explained.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=video-player-region&region=video-player-region&WT.nav=video-player-region

Additional Photographic Collections

NASA: Images of Change 
http://climate.nasa.gov/state_of_flux#Drought_California_930x308.jpg

Thomas Lovejoy
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/thomas-lovejoy/

The Shrinking Aral Sea and related student activities
http://www.columbia.edu/~tmt2120/introduction.htm

Annenberg Learner: Teaching Geography
http://www.learner.org/workshops/geography/pdf/1aralsea.pdf

NASA: Earth Observatory
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4463

Grade Level

Middle & High School

Classroom Connections

Earth and Space Science
Environmental Studies
Physical Science
Social Studies

Curriculum Snapshot

  • Using photographs and satellite imagery to identify and observe changes in the Earth’s features over time that indicate climate change
  • Using photographs and satellite imagery to prompt discussions on the relationship between the water cycle, weather, and climate, especially the contribution of oceans

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