How to use this book

These teaching tools were created by civil engineers, oceanographers, atmospheric scientists, geologists, policy experts, and more.  Collectively they represent the interdisciplinarity of the climate problem, and interconnectivity of the earth system.  You’ll find tools that incorporate data from the Pacific Northwest to explore local issues with global application, like Ocean Acidification and Extreme Events.  Others use data from across the globe to look at climate change variability or focus on communicating climate change issues to a target audience.  All  take a deep look into specific issues, building skills while learning concepts.

The labs, demos and games were designed with a middle school or high school target audience in mind, and many are adaptable for museums and intro college courses.

Each teaching tool contains some or all the following:

  • Overview, often linked to a blog post on development of the resource.
  • Focus Questions
  • Learning Goals
  • Background Information for Teachers
  • Prior Knowledge for Students
  • Anticipated Challenges
  • Ways to Assess Learning
  • Unit Materials and Instructions.  Some of this material is stored in a Public Google Drive Folder.
    • Answer Keys (for teachers, password protected**)
    • Excel spreadsheets (data)
    • Powerpoint slides
  • Supplemental Resources
  • Reuse and Copyright.  These materials are offered under a creative commons license (CC BY NC SA)–they may be shared and adapted, but not for commercial purposes.  If adapted, their adaptations must be shared with this same license.
  • Attribution.  Suggested format for referencing these works.

**To gain access the answer keys email with information about where and what you teach, so we can confirm that you are a teacher (not a student!).


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