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Extreme Weather and Climate Change
http://sphere.ssec.wisc.edu/20140305/

Earth Now

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • The video could be used to begin a larger discussion about the relationship between weather and climate, potentially using the main points to create further questions.
  • Could be a good introduction to any unit of instruction dealing with the effects of climate change on Earth systems.
  • Be aware that some concepts may need elaboration for younger students, for example: circling storms are a result of rotating Earth; storms decrease in intensity when they hit land, weakening due to lack of water and heat.

About the Science

  • Uses very simple and straightforward visualizations to explain the relationship between weather and climate and how current and projected trends may affect human life.
  • Comments from expert scientist: The page is well-organized with a very effective overview, 'about the dataset,' and 'the science and impact' summaries. The scientific content is of extreme interest and timeliness. The video is attractive; the intended audience should enjoy it.

About the Pedagogy

  • The video brings up important and often overlooked misconceptions about climate and weather. The resource needs to be supplemented with specific materials for a guided conversation.
  • Transcript and summary of main points is provided.
  • Explanatory diagrams, while simplistic to some degree, are effective in describing how changes in climate affect the genesis and severity of severe storms.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Good graphics throughout.

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