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View Resource LETSNet Global Warming Unit

This unit includes classroom activities to help students understand global warming and its possible effects on human beings. Lessons in the unit provide students with opportunities to study global climate changes, discuss and debate the current arguments for and against global warming and the Greenhouse Effect, investigate the possibility of global warming and the Greenhouse Effect, and present...

View Resource Global Climate Change

This site provides a brief overview of processes and properties associated with global climate change and its rate of change, which is of current concern to scientists. The carbon cycle is discussed including its sources, sinks, and release agents along with the fact that it is critical to the biosphere and must continue cycling to support life on Earth. The information at this site should lead...

View Resource Arctic Meltdown

In 1996, US entrepreneur and explorer Gary Comer took his small boat through the Northwest Passage in 19 days, a route that had once been ice, but was now easily navigated open water. This radio broadcast weighs up the extent and implications of the imminent Arctic ice breakup. The broadcast discusses the Historical Limit line in Greenland, which denotes glacier recession; Inuit observations of...

View Resource Green Application Projects (GreenApps): Sustainability Debates

This interdisciplinary classroom exercise from GreenApps at Red Rocks Community College asks students to research questions on the topic of global warming. Part of the purpose of the project is to help students separate scientific evidence from political rhetoric. Students are asked to form small groups, select a provided topic, and choose a position on the debate. Students then research the...

View Resource USGS Repeat Photography Project: Glacier National Park

This project, conducted by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), documents changes over time in the landscape of Glacier National Park, particularly the retreat of the park's glaciers. The project involves pairing historic photos from the park's archives with recent photos to illustrate how the landscape has changed. Users can view and download the photos in pairs with dates and a caption...

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