Climate Change Archive

The Science of Tree Rings

What is Dendrochronology? Dendrochronology is the study of tree ring growth.  Trees that live in temperate climates which experience seasonal changes in temperature and moisture levels often produce one ring of growth per year.  The …

Videos: The Science of Climate Change

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, according to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) This follows a trend that saw both 2014 and 2015 also break record yearly temperatures due to …

Evidence of Climate Change (2015)

Climate change is once again again in the news as the COP21 summit begins this week.  The event will feature leaders from around the world who will be looking at climate data. The goal will …

Climate Change Infographic and Videos

It is that time of year again, and teachers everywhere are looking for resources for their science classes. Our next few posts will cover some of the content that we have prepared on a number …

The Onset of the California Mega Drought

Water is quickly becoming the “blue gold” of the American southwest. Every day, new groundwater wells are being drilled, some to depths of over 1,000 feet and costing over $300,000 each, to access an ever-decreasing …

Science News Update: March 9th

Science News For The Science Classroom Artificial muscles made of fishing wire While artificial muscles are hardly a new idea, they are often made out of incredibly expensive materials, such as carbon nanotubes, making them …
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Science News Update: February 10

Science News for the Science Classroom  This week’s update brings us news on new species of whale, deep-water cold-loving corals, and the threats to penguin populations. Several of these articles are from our recent Facebook …

Science News Update: August 25

In this science news update, we ricochet from the eating behavior of bats to the magnitude of climate change. The editors have chosen a few of their favorites as well, from weird species names to …

Science News Update: May 4th

Coelocanths, infectious disease and disappearing bees are featured in our latest science news update.  Several of you have been asking for links to science videos for use in  your classes, so this week we are …
Tundra

How to Change a Biome – Just Add Heat

If someone mentions the word tundra, usually you will think of an image such as this: colin grice , via Wikimedia Commons Very cold, lots of snow, very little vegetation. Yet, increasingly, researchers are seeing …
Science in the News: January 21-25 2013

Science in the News: January 21-25 2013

From climate change to star-navigating beetles, there were some interesting science articles released during the week of January 21-25. Here are a few that we think are relevant for the science classroom: Quadruple helix DNA …