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Climate Science for Today's World

Teacher's Guide

DataStreme Earth’s Climate System Course Participants and Graduates:

The Climate Science for Today’s World Teacher’s Guide is intended for your use as DataStreme ECS Education Resource Teachers. Its purpose is to introduce your education colleagues to the educational potential of Internet-delivered current climate and environmental data as vehicles for learning across the K-12 curriculum.

Climate Science for Today’s World contains adaptations from Chapter One of the DataStreme course’s Climate Studies text, and from four investigations appearing in the Investigations Manual. Each of the 4 investigations is written to be completed by employing the DataStreme ECS website products related to the topic.

We suggest that you use Climate Science for Today’s World as a peer-training vehicle for introducing others to the basics and excitement of current ocean study. You might work with groups of teachers in afterschool sessions, or individually, as appropriate to your local situation. We suggest that you work with them to thoroughly complete at least one investigation prior to being introduced to the complete Guide. Be sure to provide background information on the topic of the investigation and allow time for questions.

We suggest that you train your colleagues to access the DataStreme ECS website while presenting the hands-on activities, and that you introduce them to DataStreme ECS climate products that might be of special interest to them.

When working with colleagues, please allow adequate time for each activity, ideally at least an hour session will not be too long. Past experience from many workshops offered by master teachers indicates that successful peer training is most effective when only one hands-on activity is presented in a particular session.

We wish you success as a peer trainer and as a Climate Education Resource Teacher!

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