RESOURCES: EDUCATION BY AGE LEVEL
High School Level
What is a Meteotsunami? The Coastal Management Program (CMP) has made an educational fact sheet of the severe weather phenomenon on the Great Lakes known as meteotsunami, a tsunami-like wave caused by weather systems. (pdf)
Spark Science Education Climate Page This web page from UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) delivers a broad overview of the evidence of global warming, causes and effects of climate change, and short video clips about climate (including paleoclimate, climate change and modeling climate).
Visualizing Changes in the Great Lakes In this activity from Ohio Sea Grant, students will construct a web of things that may increase or decrease as a result of a changing climate in the Great Lakes region. After completing this activity, students will be able to list and explain many potential impacts of climate change and discuss various interpretations of the possible impacts of climate change. (pdf)
Abrupt Climate Change Students are introduced to the topic of abrupt climate change in this "e-sheet" resource from Advancing Science, Serving Society (AAAS), including its presence in climatic history and today's climate.
Global Warming: Student Debate After viewing the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth", this 10-day activity from Curriki.org gives students the opportunity to prepare notes and participate in debate on whether or not global climate change is a result of human activity or natural processes.
Climate and CO2: Analyzing their Relationship This National Geographic educational activity gives students in grades 9-12 the task of visually mapping out the effects of increased carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.
Ocean Currents from NOAA This educational webpage from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) highlights Earth's ocean currents and their effect on the earth's climate by providing background information, links to multimedia resources, lessons and activities, real world data, and career profiles.
Climate Around the World This activity allows students to gather climate data from different regions across the globe and present their findings to the class. This will allow the students to learn about the different climate regions that are found across the Earth.
Climographs: Temperature, Precipitation, and Human Condition This National Geographic educational activity gives students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to create and analyze climographs from different regions of the world.
Severe Weather 101 NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) has created a list of educational pages that discuss the development and impact of various aspects of severe weather (i.e. thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning, floods, hail, damaging winds, winter weather).
NWS HotSeat: Warning Decision Simulator To give students a realistic feel on what it is like to forecast, this webpage from the Peachtree City, Georgia National Weather Service office gives the opportunity to work through various forecasting scenarios as a "game". Example scenarios include a severe weather outbreak, an outbreak of large hail and tornadoes across the Atlanta metropolitan area, or severe storms striking in Chicago in August 2008.
Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cyclones The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) educational outreach page on hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones provides a basic background on the science, people, and issues involved in hurricane research.
Central Region Atmospheric Science Undergrad and Graduate Programs
An interactive web page from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center that provides links to undergraduate and graduate programs in Atmospheric Science at colleges and universities across the central United States.
American Meteorological Society The American Meteorological Society (AMS) was founded in 1919 and promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. The webpage includes a Career Center with information about types of careers and an intern and job board, as well as information about research journals and much more.
National Weather Association The National Weather Association (NWA) is aimed to connect operational meteorologists in pursuit of excellence in weather forecasting, communication and service. The website has information about careers in weather, as well as publication and scholarship information.
American Geophysical Union The mission of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. The AGU was founded in 1919 by the National Research Council and was independently incorporated in 1972. The AGU's Employment and Career Center is an electronic recruitment resource and advice center in the Eath and space sciences.
American Association of Geographers The American Association of Geographers (AAG) promotes discussion among its members and with scholars in related fields, in part through the activities of its affinity groups and more than 60 specialty groups. Founded in 1904, the AAG has contributed to the advancement of geography for more than 100 years.