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The Sun is the Primary Source of Energy for Earth's Climate System

September 19, 2011

Tamara Shapiro Ledley, TERC, Cambridge, MA
Susan Buhr, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder
Jeff Lockwood, TERC, Cambridge, MA

Energy Balance webinar recording (Quicktime MP4 Video 229.1MB Oct12 11)

This interactive webinar is designed to help secondary school teachers teach climate science. The content focus of this session is Earth's Energy Balance, which is part of Principle 1 of the Climate Literacy Principles.

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Goal - To highlight the big ideas in understanding energy balance in the Earth's climate system and identify resources from the CLEAN collection that teachers can use to teach these ideas

Time - 4-6 pm Pacific | 5-7 pm Mountain | 6-8 pm Central | 7-9 pm Eastern

Duration - 2 hours

Format - Blackboard Collaborate platform and teleconference line

Registration - (Note: Registration is now closed) There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space. Because space is limited to 15, please be sure you can commit before registering. Registration closes when the spaces fill or one week before the webinar, whichever comes first.

Contact - For questions contact Marian Grogan at TERC (marian_grogan AT terc.edu)

About the Speakers:

Dr. Tamara Shapiro Ledley is a senior scientist and chair of the Center for Science Teaching and Learning at TERC. She also leads the Earth Exploration Toolbook and EarthLabs projects, which are developing climate change curriculum materials. Her research has focused on understanding the mechanisms of climate change, specifically examining the impact of the cryosphere on atmosphere-surface energy exchange and how that shapes climate.

Dr. Susan Buhr directs the Education Outreach program at the University of Colorado's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), and has been engaged in climate science professional development for teachers since 1996. Dr. Buhr also directs the Inspiring Climate Education Excellence (ICEE) project at CIRES, the purpose of which is to develop content knowledge and knowledge of effective teaching strategies in climate education among secondary science teachers.

Dr. Jeff Lockwood is a curriculum writer and professional developer at TERC, with a 28 year background teaching high school astronomy, physics, and Earth science.


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