Climate Literacy Principle-5

Title: Teaching with Data, Simulations, and Models
Source: Science Education Resource Center (SERC) @ Carleton College
Description: This site provides resources to help faculty use real-world data sets and models and simulations of geoscience processes effectively and easily in their classrooms, and contains access to teaching materials and tips from the classroom and literature about the supporting pedagogy.
Location: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/data_models/index.html
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Title: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Source: IPCC
Description: IPCC reports are the best resource for the current climate change research. They also produced the global climate model emissions scenarios, which drive forecasts of future climate.
Location: http://www.ipcc.ch/
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Title: Earth Exploration Toolbook
Source: SERC at Carleton College
Description: The Earth Exploration Toolbook is a collection of computer-based Earth science activities. Each activity, or chapter, introduces one or more data sets and an analysis tool that enables users to explore some aspect of the Earth system.
Location: http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/index.html
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Title: United States Historical Climatology Network
Source: USHCN
Description: A web-based map interface that provides access to historical climate data, including temperature and precipitation, for locations around the United States.
Location: http://cdiac.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp/ushcn/ushcn_map_interface.html
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Title: NASA Earth Observatory Experiments
Source: NASA
Description: interactive experiments that can be used to teach all ages about the art and science of space-based remote sensing. The experiments focus on how NASA uses remote sensing to study how and why the Earth changes.
Location: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/index.php
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Title: Project Globe
Source: The Globe Program
Description: The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE’s vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA, NOAA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSP’s) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth’s environment.
Location: http://globe.gov/
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Title: Climate and Weather Education (Mark Seeley)
Source: University of Minnesota – Extension, Climate and Weather Education
Description: Minnesota businesses are affected by weather. Our work helps them understand, plan and make weather-related decisions through the use of climatic data, real-time observations and forecast products. It also helps citizens understand the impact of our changing climate.
Location: http://www.extension.umn.edu/Climate/
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Title: 350.org
Description: 350 is the most important number in the world—it’s what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action.
Location: http://www.350.org/

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