Climate Science, Change and Impacts for Introductory Undergraduate Science Classrooms
Simple Climate Model using Excel
Exploring Historical Temperature Records
NASA MERRA Circulation Model
Understanding Paleoproxies using Ice Cores-two versions are available.
Terrarium Model of Earths' Energy Balance
Exploring the Biological Pump with primary literature and social media
Explore Scientific Evidence for Anthropogenic Climate Change from IPCC reports
ENSO (El Nino/Southern Oscillation) Investigation
From Isotopes to Temperature, & Influences of Orbital Forcing on Ice Records
Understanding the impact of Ocean Acidification on Oysters using published data
"Glaciology and Erosion" OR The Glacial History of Puget Sound as seen through high-resolution data of local topography using Google Earth NEW!
Featured Lab: Rain on Snow Flooding
Students learn what causes rain-on-snow floods while considering the earth's energy balance, and utilize an excel model to investigate how these events might change in the future.
VIDEO: Rain on Snow Flooding Energy Balance (YouTube)
Rain-on-Snow Flooding: Presentation, Lab and other teaching materials.
Video's featuring Scientists
More Than Scientists: Climate scientists, many from UW, and producer Eric Michelman urge all to unite in solving the climate problem.
"Why do you study the ocean?" Clips from interviews of scientists on a Schmidt Ocean Institute Cruise
"Rain on Snow Energy Balance" Briefing
PCC Climate Scientist Interviews
What drives scientists?
Comparing satellite measurements to climate model data
Determining past climate changes using Antarctic ice cores
Changes in the southern ocean circulation
Relating atmospheric chemistry to wildfires
Interactions between nutrients and photosynthetic organisms in the upper ocean
Observing large climate changes of past and future excluding changes in temperature
CO2 absorption from the atmosphere
Why it rains and where it rains
The affect of pollution on clouds in the southeast Pacific
April 28, 2015
The 2015 WaterWorks environmental engineering workshop program is looking for Seattle-area high school science teachers and 11th-12th grade students. Each workshop is a week long (one for teachers and one for students) and are designed to introduce participants to various aspects of water supply and treatment through a mix of labs, lectures, and field trips. For more information please and to apply go to: http://faculty.washington.edu/doddm/Personal/WaterWorks.html
February 19, 2015
UW Climate Change Video Contest- The University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences wants to know: What does climate change mean to you? Students were required to create a video in three minutes or less to show the world how they feel about climate change. There were prizes for the 1st and 2nd place winners from the High School and Undergraduate submissions. For more information and to view the submitted videos go to: https://apps.sefs.uw.edu/video/
Science Content Presentations
Paleoclimate Proxies and ENSO Presentation (Gambs)
Introduction to the Biological Pump (Heal)
From Isotopes to Temperature: Using Ice Core Data (Schoenemann)
Other Opportunities and Resources
2013 National Climate Assessment
WA State Science Standards (EARLS with links to content standards)
Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College (SERC Carleton)
Climate Change Curriculum Developed at Stanford University
Skeptical Science: Getting skeptical about global warming skepticism
CAMEL Climate Change Education
Visiting Geoscientists: An Outreach Guide for Geoscience Professionals