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Arctic/Antarctic Resources

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With a geographic focus on the Arctic, WSF has compiled some basic information about the Polar Regions, from the differences between the regions, to educational content about Antarctica and Greenland and how climate change is affecting the coldest regions of our Planet.

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Climate Change Basics

Climate Change Basics (17)

EducationDriven by a commitment to solutions, the Will Steger Foundation provides information on climate change basics, giving educators and learners background knowledge to work towards slowing climate change.

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Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

Summer Institute for Climate Change Education (26)

The Will Steger Foundation’s Summer Institute for Climate Change Education is an annual professional development workshop held every August for educators and community members on climate change. Institute sessions include climate change experts, professional educators and educational experts, community resource professionals, curriculum resources and tools for action. Past speakers have included NASA’s top climate scientists, Dr. Jim Hansen, New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin, Inuit leader, Theo Ikummaq and author Bill McKibben. Partners include: St. Paul Public Schools, National Education Association and Valley Natural Foods. Institutes have been held at the School of Environmental Studies, Apple Valley, MN: Science Museum of Minnesota; University of Minnesota Continuing Education Conference Center.

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Gather a group of educators to watch and participate in this informative webinar. If you are interested in hosted a viewing session at your school, nature center, or district, please contact Kristen Poppleton. NASA will provide all training, all we ask you to do is gather a group of educators to watch the webinar through a Google Hangout. You will need a computer with internet access, a screen, and curious educators. Here is a description of the webinar:

 

Change Over Time: Investigate Climate Change Impacts in the Midwest

 

The National Climate Assessment, released in May of 2014, summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, touching on many disciplines: earth science, biology, human health, engineering, technology, economics, and policy. Explore the document with Dr. Fred Lipschultz from USGCRP (United States Global Change Research Project), then learn about related educator resources with Kristen Poppleton from the Will Steger Foundation. Discover how to bring these resources into classroom lessons, engage students in data collection and analysis, share visualizations and citizen science projects. The focus on December 11 will be on the Midwest region.  Watch for additional regions to be featured in upcoming “Ask US” sessions.

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Lesson One – Our Unique Atmosphere

 

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Lesson Two – Emissions of Heat Trapping Gasses

 

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Lesson Three - Communities of Living Things

 

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Lesson Four - Implications of a Warming Arctic

  • NASA Scientific Visualization Studio - This is a conceptual animation showing how polar ice reflects light from the sun. As this ice begins to melt, less sunlight gets reflected into space. It is instead absorbed into the oceans and land, raising the overall temperature, and fueling further melting.

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Lesson Five – Regional Effects of Global Warming

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Lesson Six – What Now?

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Additional Suggested Activities

Inuit Culture Links:

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Sunday, 26 October 2014 12:46

Our Changing Climate Grades 6-12 - Overview

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Our Changing Climate Grades 6-12

These six interdisciplinary lesson plans were edited and approved by National Geographic Xpeditions and Union of Concerned Scientists, are standards-based (including Next Generation Science Standards), and help students master the requisite background information on global climate change processes, the importance of the Arctic to global climate, the potential effects of global warming in the Arctic, and consider what could/should be done in response. They link to past Will Steger Foundation Arctic Expedition blogs and audio achieves and are free for download. This curriculum was revised in 2014. 

We also provide additional resources to supplement the existing Will Steger Foundation Curriculum. Resources include links to external sites that contain helpful related information and activities, and clips from the Will Steger Foundation video and audio archives that can be connected with specific lesson plan topics.

Supports Next Generation Science Standards

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 25 October 2014 20:09

Our Changing Climate Grades 3-6 - Overview

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Our Changing Climate Grades 3-6These five lesson plans are interdisciplinary in nature, standards-based, help students master the requisite background information on global climate change processes and how to communicate about the issue using communication strategies, and are free for download. This curriculum now supports Next Generation Science Standards and was revised in 2014.

We also provide additional resources to supplement the existing Will Steger Foundation Curriculum. Resources include links to external sites that contain helpful related information and activities, and clips from the Will Steger Foundation video and audio archives that can be connected with specific lesson plan topics.

Supports Next Generation Science Standards

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 25 October 2014 20:09

Our Changing Climate Grades 3-6 - Online Connections

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3-6 Lesson

Lesson One - Climate Change Pretest

  • The opinion-based questions on the pretest come from a Gallup poll found here.

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Lesson Two – What is Climate Change?

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Lesson Three – Climate Change Action

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Lesson Four – Climate Change in the Media

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Lesson Plan Five – Communicating About Climate Change

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Grades 3-6 Lesson PowerPoint Presentation

  • Climate Change Presentation - Lesson 2: Download (PPT - Size 8.7MB)
  • Climate Change Presentation - Lesson 3: Download (PPT - Size 9.8MB)
  • Climate Change Presentation - Lesson 4: Download (PPT - Size 6.3MB)
  • Climate Change Quiz Bowl Final: Download (PPT - Size 935KB)
  • Climate Change Quiz Bowl--MN Final: Download (PPT - Size 918KB)

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