Skip to main content

Skip to navigation

Departments & Programs

More

Resources

Teacher Professional Development Opportunities

Stanford Earth Sciences offers teacher workshops during the summer on a variety of topics.  Climate change education workshops will be announced at this site

 

Climate Literacy Principles

From the Climate Literacy Network http://climateliteracynow.org/
The Essential Principles of Climate Literacy version 2 was released in March, 2009 with additional input from climate experts and federal agencies participating in the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.

 

Videos/Audio about climate change issues

The following four videos were created as part of the Stanford Climate Change Education project, by teacher Sarah Newman

Weather or Climate?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukIIA2D0BUU

Greenhouse Gases 
http://youtu.be/NoMZ6XOvnTQ

Renewable Energy Resources
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-cwMZE_UeQ

What can I do?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx8MR_QCvaE

Green Ninja from San Jose State University 
http://www.greenninja.info/

From the Daily Show after a large snow storm. We did not think this was appropriate for students but wanted to share it nevertheless with teachers.
 http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-february-10-2010/unusually-large-snowstorm

Climate Change Lines of Evidence from the National Research Council.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL38EB9C0BC54A9EE2

This American Life Broadcast: Hot in my Backyard, May 2013
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/495/hot-in-my-backyard

 

Readings for the professional development workshops


Talk Science Primer by Sarah Michaels and Cathy O’Connor
inquiryproject.terc.edu/shared/pd/TalkScience_Primer.pdf

Jonathan Osborne, et al. 2010.Arguing to Learn in Science: The Role of Collaborative, Critical Discourse, Science 328, 463

Rachel Lotan, 2006. Managing Groupwork in the Heterogeneous Classroom. In
Handbook of Classroom Management, Eds C.M. Evertson and C.S. Weinstein.
Chapter 19.

Michael D. Mastrandrea and Stephen H. Schneider, 2008. The rising tide,
Time to adapt to climate change. Boston Review, Nov-Dec 2008, Special
Report, p. 7-11.
http://bostonreview.net/BR33.6/mastrandrea_schneider.php

G. Michael Bowen & Valerie Rodger, 2008.  Debating Global Warming in
Media Discussion Forums: Strategies Enacted by "Persistent Deniers" and
Implications for Schooling.  Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 13 (1), 89-106

 

National and International Reports on Climate Change

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes, report by the Nat'l Academy and Royal Society
http://nas-sites.org/americasclimatechoices/events/a-discussion-on-climate-change-evidence-and-causes/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) http://www.ipcc.ch/

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States Report by the US Global Change Research Program
http://www.globalchange.gov/usimpacts

Advancing the Science of Climate Change
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12782.html

National Research Council of the National Academies
http://americasclimatechoices.org/
Climate Change: Evidence, Impacts, and Choices

California State Climate Change
http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/

A Report on How Corporations Have Influenced the U.S. Dialogue on Climate Science and Policy
http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/abuses_of_science/a-climate-of-corporate-control.html

 

Climate Misconceptions and Myths

Climate change controversies: a simple guide
Climate_booklet_RS1420_reprint_Dec08.pdf

Eight misleading arguments and what the science says
http://www.pewclimate.org/science-impacts/realities-vs-misconceptions

http://oregonstate.edu/groups/geco/pages/GECO_climate_change_myths_facts.html

A source of arguments against climate change science
http://skepticalscience.com

What We Know from AAAS
http://whatweknow.aaas.org/get-the-facts/

 

Simulations and Data

Global Carbon Budget
An annual update on global carbon budget and trends
http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/index.htm

Simulations from Climate Interactive
http://climateinteractive.org/simulations
Climate Interactive creates interactive, easy-to-use, and scientifically rigorous tools that help people understand how to address the complex, interconnected challenges that affect our lives on Earth. We create powerful simulations that generate important insights for partners ranging from the U.S. State Department and the Chinese Government to global NGOs and citizen leaders.

Climate Data
http://www.data.gov/climate/

 

Additional resources for climate change education

The Alliance for Climate Education provides auditorium presentations which are very engaging.  http://www.acespace.org/

Changing Climate: Guide for teaching climate change in Grades 3 to 8 from National Geographic
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/changing-climate/?ar_a=1

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
http://cleanet.org/