Hands-On Investigations from the
Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes (CMMAP)
and the Little Shop of Physics





Activities for Teaching Climate and Climate Change

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Materials for Teacher Workshops
The latest and greatest versions of all of our activities.

Making a cloud in a bottle


The documents below instructions and information for performing hands-on investigations in your classroom. Please download and use them, but do give credit to CMMAP and the Little Shop of Physics.
The activities are titled with an intriguing question. This is followed by some introduction, some theory, a parts list, and a suggestion for activities to do with your class.
Please e-mail us with your comments and suggestions.

Radiation Physics

How Does Color Affect Cooling?
Can You “See” Thermal Radiation?
Why Does it Get Colder on Clear Nights than Cloudy?

Models

How Does the Earth Stay Warm?
What is a Model?
What is the Difference Between Weather and Climate? (Part I)

Feedback, Chaos & the Coriolis Effect

What is the Difference Between Weather and Climate? (Part II)

Mitigation and Adaptation

Different Light Bulbs, Different Efficiencies


Updated 18 Nov 2011