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Climate Discovery, an Online Course Series

Earth’s climate has evolved in remarkable ways since our planet’s origin.  It also changes over shorter time periods in response to natural processes and human actions.  These changes can impact our lives on a daily basis, now and in the future. Scientists draw upon many different, yet interrelated, fields of the geosciences as they strive to understand climate and global change.  The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is offering middle and high school teachers an opportunity to learn about the science of climate and how current research is advancing our understanding through, Climate Discovery, a series of three online courses.

The goals of the Climate Discovery online course series is to provide standards-relevant science content, training on easy to implement hands-on classroom activities, and a broad overview of the geosciences to educator-leaders who are teaching sciences at the middle and high school levels. Click links to courses below for more information about each.

Climate Discovery, a series of six-week courses for middle and high school educators. The course offerings include:

What is an NCAR Online Education course?

The online courses, instructed by science education specialists incorporate information about state-of-the-art research and modeling efforts of nationally renowned climate scientists with classroom tested science inquiry activities. The online course experience features a high level of interactivity, tools for assessment , and effective community-building interactive technologies. We encourage teachers to tailor design and immediately apply their learning to the task of enriching their standards-aligned science curriculum for the benefit of all levels of students.

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