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Polar Bear Challenge Web Resources

Frequently Asked Questions About Global Warming and Climate Change: Back to Basics
www.epa.gov/climatechange/downloads/Climate_Basics.pdf

  • This pamphlet addresses the most frequently asked questions about the science of global warming and climate change.

Polar Bears International
www.polarbearsinternational.org

  • This website provides short video clips, activities and resources regarding climate change and its effect on the Arctic home of the polar bear.

Climate Change Science Facts
www.epa.gov/climatechange/downloads/Climate_Change_Science_Facts.pdf

  • Climate change science facts is a fact sheet developed by the Environmental Protection Agency that describes the causes of climate change, the link between greenhouse gases and temperature, signs of climate change, and projections of future climate change.

Climate Change and Ecosystems
www.epa.gov/climatechange/downloads/Climate_Change_Ecosystems.pdf

  • This factsheet discusses the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, oceans, forests, habitat, invasive species, and migrations and life cycle events.

Climate Change and Health Effects
www.epa.gov/climatechange/downloads/Climate_Change_Health.pdf

  • A climate change and health effect covers the effects of climate change on heat-related illnesses and deaths, respiratory problems, and diseases and allergies.

Climate Change and Society
www.epa.gov/climatechange/downloads/Climate_Change_Society.pdf

  • This pamphlet explains how climate change could affect water resources, coastal communities, food production, and energy use and supply.

Global Climate Change Impacts in the U.S. – Regional Fact Sheets www.globalchange.gov/publications/reports/scientific-assessments/us-impacts/regional-climate-change-impacts

  • This website provides information about how climate change will impact specific U.S. regions including: Alaska, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Great Plains, the Midwest, the Southeast, the Northeast, Islands, and Coasts.

NOAA Climate Portal
www.climate.gov

  • This is a link to NOAA’s climate information and resources for educators and students.

Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html

  • This website is useful for translating carbon dioxide measurements into concrete, understandable terms in order to determine greenhouse gases emissions. Climate Change – What You Can Do

Climate Change- What Can YouDo?
www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/index.html

  • This link provides tips for what individuals can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators, US Global Change Research Program
www.globalchange.gov/resources/educators/toolkit

  • This link provides educators with tools to teach how climate change is affecting our nation’s wildlife and public lands, and how everyone can become “climate stewards.”

Climate Literacy, US Global Change Research Program
www.globalchange.gov/resources/educators/climate-literacy

  • This website provides a framework and essential principles for formal and informal education about climate change.

Data in the Classroom
www.dataintheclassroom.org

  • Data in the Classroom is a website with on-line activities that guide students in the use of historic and near-real time data about tides and sea level. It encourages student-directed investigations.

TED talk: Discovering ancient climates in oceans and ice

  • Discovering ancient climates in oceans and ice is a video by Rob Dunbar that discussed his work on climate change. Rob Dunbar hunts for data on our climate from 12,000 years ago, finding clues inside ancient sea beds and corals and inside ice sheets.

NOVA Teachers Domain “Climate Collection”
www.teachersdomain.org/browse/?fq_hierarchy=k12.sci.ess.watcyc.climate

  • This website provides short video clips and teaching activities on various issues of Climate Change. The videos have been edited from NOVA and other programs.

The Natural Inquirer – Climate Change Edition
www.naturalinquirer.org/Climate-Change-Edition-i-29.html

  • The Natural Inquirer is a middle school science education journal produced by the United States Forest Service where scientists can share their research with middle school students. Each article tells you about scientific research conducted by scientists in the USDA Forest Service. In this edition the articles focus on the effect that climate change may have on animals, plants, and forest and how scientists are studying climate change.

Climate Change Resources from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)
www.eeweek.org/climate_change

  • NEEF provides a multitude of valuable resources – videos, webinars, curricula and professional development opportunities – to meet the goal of increasing the nation’s environmental literacy and cultivating the next generation of environmental stewards. These are links to formal and informal education resources focused on climate change.

Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
www.beyondweather.ehe.osu.edu

  • This is an online professional development magazine which focuses on preparing elementary teachers to teach climate science concepts while integrating inquiry-based science and literacy instruction. These resources take elementary teachers and their students past the superficial understanding and teaching of weather and the water cycle to a solid understanding of climate.

To What Degree?: What Science is Telling Us About Climate Change
www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/degree

  • This link provides a series of videos from the National Science Foundation on the following topics: How Do We Know What We Know?, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Carbon Cycle, the Water Cycle, Earth’s Heat Balance, Climate Modeling, What Americans Believe about Climate Change, and the History of Climate Change Research.

U.S. Department of Energy Kids’ Page
www.eia.doe.gov/kids/

  • This is a kids’ site with good information on both renewable and non-renewable energy.

Climate Change North
www.climatechangenorth.ca/section-LP/C6_P_LessonChart.html

  • Climate change north provides primary and intermediate lesson plans to help elementary students understand climate change, its impacts, and possible solutions.

Carbon Footprint Challenge
www.coolschoolchallenge.org

  • The Carbon Footprint Challenge is a program by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency aided to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions in and around schools.

US Forest Service Climate Change Center
www.fs.fed.us/ccrc/

  • This website provides users with a variety of resources to understand the future effects of climate change on our forests. It also provides links to calculators that show how plants and animals will be affected over time by climate change.