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The #Teacher-Friendly #Guide™ to #ClimateChange | @PRInstitution

The TeachClimateScience blog is the one-stop place for all things related to The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change book from the Paleontological Reseach Institute (PRI).You can download the entire book as a pdf file here. Each chapter, with selected activities and resources, may be viewed from this blog. A crowdfunding campaign is underway to distribute copies of the book to all high school science teachers free nationwaide.

Colors of Change | See How NASA Helped An Artist Create Stunning Drawings of Glaciers through Operation IceBridge

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Art, culture and science meet to study climate change

Artist Zaria Forman joined NASA scientists in 2017 on Operation IceBridge . Operation IceBridge measures annual changes in the thickness of Greenland's ice sheet to better understand the global climate systems' effect on polar regions. The team's measurements enable them to calculate glacier discharge speeds that could predict increases in sea levels.

The artist photographs the ice sheet from above which then inspires her art.

National Geographic offers a shorter version (10:19) as part of their Short Film Showcase. 

This ancient climate catastrophe is our best clue about Earth’s future | @washingtonpost | #PETM #climatechange

Scott Wing from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is interviewed (including video) about his work in the Bignorn Basin (WY) and how fossil leaves reveal the last time the Eartth became really hot, really fast 56 mya at the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM)

The climate science #coloringbook | @YaleClimate | #globalwarming #climatechange facts

A 1:30 audio podcast from the Yale Climate Connections network intoduces Brian Foo's upcoming coloring book.

It's like color-by-number, but as you color, you can absorb some critical global warming facts.

It’s Not Your Imagination. #Summers Are Getting #Hotter. | @nytimes | #climatechange #interactive #graphic

This July 28, 2017 New York Times article includes a power interactive graphic of summer temperatures for the northern hemisphere from 1951 - 2015.

 

The Ongoing Battle Between #Science #Teachers And #FakeNews | @npr_ED | #K12 #misconceptions

"And immediately I start to panic. How have I failed these kids so badly they think the Earth is flat just because a basketball player says it?" [Nick Gurol] says he tried reasoning with the students and showed them a video. Nothing worked.

Two teachers share their experience and a professor of education states that you are not going to change a student's misconception simply by correcting them. Give them the tools to think like a scientist.

Teach them to gather evidence, check sources, deduce, hypothesisize and synthesize results. Hopefully, then, they will come to the truth on their own. 

Short Answers to Hard Questions About #ClimateChange | @nytimes

A set of 15 questions are answered by @JustinHGillis that provides the basics of climate change, a "cheat sheet."

 

A Sense of Duty to #Teach #ClimateChange | @nytimes | #teacher #stories

A follow up story from The New York Times sharing 12 teacher responses to an earlier June NYT article about a high school science teacher and his teenage climate skeptics.

Smokey Goes Rogue! | Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal | AGU Blogosphere

"...a thank you to the person who ordered the tweets deleted. We science bloggers have been trying to get the world to take note of these numbers for 20 years, and you did it for us by deleting a few tweets. So, from all of us who care about real science, a big thank you!"