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How Much Energy is on my Plate?
Lane Seely, Karin Kirk
This activity is part of the community collection of teaching materials on climate and energy topics. This activity was submitted by faculty as part of the CLEAN Energy Workshop, held in April, 2011. This activity ...

Lab Exercise: Ocean Circulation Simulation: So Far, So Great
Patrick Callahan
How do oceans work? We see their ebb and flow, but what causes this enormous movement of water that influences the globe in many ways? Through a hands-on experiment, students learn the basic principles that cause ocean motion, that drive rising, sinking, and transport in the real ocean.

Lab Exercise: Vostok Ice Core: The Cold Hard Truth
Patrick Callahan
Examine Vostok ice core data from the Industrial Revolution to 160,000 years ago. Understand how climate indicators in the ice from our planet's past help scientists to envisage our climate future.

Lab Exercise: The Earth’s Radiation Budget: Balancing Your Heat Book
Patrick Callahan
Students enhance their understanding of the Earth's radiation budget and how it influences the Earth's climate through the application of NASA data. Additionally, there's a hands-on activity to test assess students' knowledge of the lab's concepts.

Podcast: TED Talks series - Gordon Brown: Wiring a Web for Global Good
TED Talks
16:46 minutes TED Talks series, FILMED JUL 2009 - POSTED JUL 2009 - TEDGlobal 2009 We're at a unique moment in history, says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: we can use today's interconnectedness to ...

AAAS - Global Climate Change video

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and scientist John Holdren, exploring the human impacts of global climate change.

From Mud to Molecules: What Deep Sea Sediments Can Tell Us About Past Climates

Geoffrey Eglington
This video documents how scientists, using marine algae, can study climate change in the past to help understand potential effects of climate change in the future.

Changing Planet: Fresh Water in the Arctic

NBC Learn
This Changing Planet video documents scientists' concerns regarding how melting Arctic sea ice will increase the amount of fresh water in the Beaufort Gyre, which could spill out into the ...

Striking a Solar Balance

This NASA video reviews the role of the sun in driving the climate system. It uses colorful animations to illustrate Earth's energy balance and how increased greenhouse gases are creating an ...

Energy 101: Solar PV

This video, from the US Department of Energy, shows the basics of how a PV panel converts light radiated from the sun into usable power, whether on the electric grid or off, and without emissions or ...