In this session preservice teachers will explore several
activities that help them present climate science through data collection,
virtual modeling, and place-based inquiry.
1. Examine how increasing the amount of black carbon (soot) on Earth's surface, especially in the polar regions, can increase the amount of energy absorbed by Earth's surface; 2. Become familiar with the AMS Conceptual Climate Energy Model, a computer simulation designed to enable you to track the paths that units of energy might follow as they enter, move through, and exit an imaginary planetary climate system; and 3. Use local empirical data from the U.S. Weather Service to discover climate change at a local level.
Richard Jones (University of Hawaii-West Oahu: Kaploei, HI)