MARCH 6TH TEACHER WORKSHOPS IN COLORADO SPRINGS
For those who attended the Science Hubs meeting, you can download meeting materials here.
1. All presenter powerpoint files (zip file)
2. Selected handouts
Some people noticed that the Evidence lesson plan has the old Colorado science standards on it -- this was due to a version error, and we are updating it. You can access the Evidence lesson plan here: http://learnmoreaboutclimate.colorado.edu/model-lessons/evidence-of-climate-change
Dr. Chris Ray mentioned the newly launched site on pika science that is not in the handouts. That URL is:
Dr. Anne Gold included some resources in her first presentation that weren't on the handouts. Those are:
1. AAAS Strand Maps with concept maps of important topics in science and their interconnections, including climate: http://strandmaps.nsdl.org
2. AAAS Misconceptions study, outlining common misconceptions in various areas, including weather and climate: http://assessment.aaas.org/topics
3. Skeptical Science, a good source for sound information and explaining misinformation about various areas, including climate change: http://skepticalscience.com
4. Real Climate, another good resource for information about climate: http://realclimate.org
On the agenda:
* Is climate changing in Colorado? How would we know?
* Climate and energy topics in the classroom
* The American Pika: A model species for studying climate sensitivity
* Resources for teaching about climate and energy.