In his second inaugural address, on January 21, 2013, President Barack Obama addressed climate change and emphasized the country's need to respond and lead. Please click HERE to listen to the President.
The ICCARS Project - The ICCARS Project, a NASA funded project implemented at Wayne RESA, features an eCollaboratory which includes resources on climate change and remote sensing. Resources include images, videos, lesson plans, documents, tutorials, and more. The eCollaboratory features web-based geographic information system, a student observation database, and groupware for social networking to build the ICCARS supporting community. Facebook , Twitter , Picasa , Blogger and RSS feeds are used to build an integrated collaborative learning space where students and teachers share ideas, data, information and findings.
Modules, Units and Lessons-- Over 48 instructional units produced using PBL methodology , and 5E instructional model lesson planning grounded in inquiry and student led investigations, applying NASA image data and resources, and aligned with Michigan educational standards in earth science, biology, physics, mathematics, and/or other appropriate content areas.
Carbon Cycle Lessons -- This module of laboratory units allows students to explore different aspects of the Carbon Cycle. This module requires the use of Vernier Probes and either a TI - 84+ / CBL or a TI - nSpire.
Professional Learning Community/Network -- ICCARS participants and any other educators who are interested in climate change and remote sensing, can participate in sixty minute PLC/N's. The PLC/N's take place at 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM, and 7:00 PM (EST) on the second Monday of the month, from September through May (except for April, 2013 - 3rd Monday). During this time, participants share what is going on in the classroom and gain information on climate change and remote sensing; along with question and answer periods. To participate, both online and on the phone, please visit the following:
Please click HERE to download the PowerPoint used at the May 13, 2013 ICCARS PLC
Please click HERE to view or listen to all previous archived ICCARS PLC's.
"Climate Change Minute" Podcasts -- These Climate Change Minute Podcasts (over 80 of them) focus in on a unique aspect of Climate Change or Remote Sensing. Each podcast is approximately two to three minutes long. Podcasts can be found at k12science.net , http://climatechangeminute.podbean.com or in the iTunes Store at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/climate-change-minute/id444887763
NASA AEROKATS -- AEROKATS is an acronym for "Airborne Earth Research Obserservation Kites and Tethered Systems." The ICCARS Projects uses "big kites" to observe the Earth. Visit this link to learn more about AEROKATS, Aeropods and how you can do "your own" remote sensing.
Climate Change Web Resources, including both websites and downloadable resources to make your teaching easier.
Remote Sensing Web Resources, including both websites and downloadalbe resources that you can implement into your teaching.
iOS Resources -- iOS is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. It supports iPhones, iPod Touches, iPads, and Apple TV. Here you will find some of the best resources for the study of Climate Change and Remote Sensing, all in the palm of your hand.
Michigan Climate Coaltion -- The Michigan Climate Coalition (MCC) seeks to foster synergy through information, communication and action, in order to assist Michigan in responding to climate change. The MCC was founded in November 2010 by MSU Climate Change Leadership Fellows and Michiganders from the public and private sectors – from NGOs, businesses, government, and educational institutions. It is open to all with an interest in climate science, energy efficiency, sustainability and related disciplines.
GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign -- The GLOBE Student Climate Research Campaign (SCRC) aims to engage students around the world in measuring, investigating, and understanding the climate system in their local communities and the world. Drawing on GLOBE protocols and data, and other important datasets, students take climate-related measurements and investigate research questions about climate during the campaign.
Library of Recent Presentations:
March 8 and April 11, 2013 -- Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference in Ypsilanti, MI and the National Science Teachers Association Confereence in San Antonio, TX -- The ICCARS Project
March 8, 2013 -- Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference in Ypsilanti, MI -- iOS, Climate Change and Remote Sensing
March 8 and April 13, 2013 -- Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference in Ypsilanti, MI and the National Science Teachers Association Conference in San Antonio, TX-- Using Kites to Bring Remote Sensing Alive
April 24, 2013 -- Please click HERE to download the PPT in PDF format that was used at the Climate Change Summit on April 24.
Thank you to everyone who attended last night's Climate Change Summit and the special advance screening of "Chasing Ice". The following book titles are all excellent resources on climate and climate change:
Censoring Science: Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America
Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis
Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth
With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change
The Hot Topic: What We Can Do About Global Warming