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571 resources with the concept climates

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How Much Does the Sun Affect Earth's Climate?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The sun goes through cycles as does the climate on Earth, but are the two related? Many different scientists approach the question, and the results are fairly conclusive. An episode of the extensive SciShow Space shares the research and...
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2016 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
The average student scores less than three points, out of five, on the AP Environmental Science test. Most do well on the multiple choice and struggle with the free-response section. Encourage extra free-response practice with actual...
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Biomes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Animals, including humans, tend to live in specific biomes based on their adaptations and preferences. An in-depth presentation covers more than 10 different biomes and the factors impacting each as a habitat. Then, it focuses on dangers...
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Changing Biological Communities – Disturbance and Succession

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After cutting down a forest to make a farm, how long would it take the environment to turn an abandoned farm back into a forest? Scholars study this exact scenario while they interpret many charts and graphs of the changing ecosystems as...
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Exploring Biomes in Gorongosa National Park

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Diversity in a biome leads to some unique characteristics vital to the natural environment. Young scholars use an interactive map to explore the vegetation and climate of the Gorongosa National Park. They collect climate data to compare...
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Year 2: Northern Europe

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
How is life in Northern Europe different from other areas of the world? Historians journey through the various regions of Northern Europe discovering what type of climate, animals, and lifestyles exist in that section of the world. They...
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Regional Patterns of Climate: Pacific Northwest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Climate systems involve sunlight, ocean, atmosphere, ice, land forms, and many other factors. Scholars explore each of these variables related to the Pacific Northwest rain forest. They use an online interactive to investigate the polar...
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Rain Shadows

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Satellite images from NASA help scholars focus on the similarities on the planet rather than the differences. The photos from the installment of a larger PBS series exploring weather and climate compare geological formations in the...
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Mountain Weather: Orographic Lift

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Why do so many mountain ranges exist next to a desert? As part of a larger series, PBS 6-8 Weather and Climate answers this question. The presentation offers diagrams and photographs of the development of a rain shadow. From Oregon to...
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Mountains and Rain Shadows

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars use an online interactive to learn just how different the other side of the mountain actually appears. They use satellite images, graphics, and videos to compare the impact of winds, oceans, clouds, precipitation, and more on...
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Perpetual Ocean

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Salty sailors in days gone by used to speak of the seven seas. What they didn't know was that their world was one big ocean! Seaworthy scholars climb aboard an adventure that features the major ocean currents during a lesson from PBS's...
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Sea Surface Temperature, Salinity, and Density

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Earth's vast ocean is full of mysteries! Science scholars discover the big-picture properties that influence its characteristics at different latitudes using a activity from PBS's Weather and Climate series. After completing a background...
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The Ocean: A Driving Force for Weather and Climate

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What's behind Earth's wild, wonderful, and sometimes weird weather? A lesson from PBS's Weather and Climate series takes viewers on a worldwide trek to examine the many interactions between Earth's atmosphere, oceans, and land masses....
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Atmospheric CO2 and Earth’s Temperature

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is atmospheric carbon dioxide really to blame for global warming? Young environmentalists analyze historical carbon dioxide and temperature data during a multimedia activity from PBS's Weather and Climate series. High schoolers read...
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The Ocean and Climate: Heat Redistribution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here on Earth, heat goes with the flow! Young climatologists dive in to the connection between ocean currents and heat distribution during a science lesson. Scholars work with interactive and print resources to create a thorough...
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The Climate Wild Card

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If Earth didn't have clouds, the global temperature would be at least 22 degrees Fahrenheit warmer. Viewers examine the importance of clouds on temperature, climate, and global warming. The video describes the current impact of clouds...
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Measuring Biodiversity in Gorongosa

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take your biology class' understanding of biodiversity to a whole new level! Ecology scholars use data to calculate three different diversity indices based on the organisms in the Gorongosa National Park. The four-part activity uses an...
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The Parched Plains

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
How do meteorologists differentiate between droughts and dry spells? Introduce the concepts of weather forecasting and prediction with an insightful research-based lesson from the K20 series. Partners synthesize individual research from...
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Transpiring Trees

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a tree-rific addition to your water cycle unit? Teams of young foresters examine the role of transpiration in the water cycle through a week's worth of activities. Pupils analyze how trees take in and transport water during...
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What Is a "Model"?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Model the transfer of energy during a typical 24-hour period. Young scholars use a game-like approach to learning the patterns of heat transfer through the day and night. Groups of four exchange different tokens as the energy transfers...
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What Is the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Predict the weather using a bag of M&M's®. An activity creates a metaphor for the difference between weather and climate. Learners see weather as a single M&M® and climate as the accumulation of years of M&M's® to complete a...
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If You Can't Predict the Weather, How Can You Predict the Climate?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Why is the weather man wrong so often? Young climatologists discover how chaos rules both weather and climate through a math-based activity. Using an iterative equation, the class examines how small day-to-day weather events total up to...
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Mammoths vs. Mastodons: Can We "De-Extinct" Them Both?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
According to a popular movie series, de-extincting ancient species may not be the best idea! But, is it possible? Explore the prospect through a video that is part of a larger playlist covering mammals. The narrator compares the physical...
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What’s Really Warming the Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
More carbon dioxide exists in the atmosphere than ever in human history. An informative video introduces the topic of global warming as part of a larger playlist. It looks at possible causes such as Earth's orbit, Earth's moving axis,...