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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1992
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From Ohio State University: The Earth Systems Education (ESE) concept is
the basis for several projects at Ohio State University promoting integrated
earth science education in grades K-12. Guided by The Framework for Earth
Systems Education, developed by educators and scientists, ESE integrates all
scientific disciplines (see Science Activities, 28(1), Spring
1991). To obtain a bibliography or other information on the following projects
contact Rosanne Fortner or Victor Mayer at the Department of Educational
Studies, 227 Arps Hall, Ohio State Univ., 1945 N. High St., Columbus OH 43210
Program for Leadership in Earth Systems Education (PLESE) is a
national teacher enhancement program sponsored in part by the National Science
Foundation. Summer leadership workshops train teachers in Earth Systems
Education, who in turn hold local workshops in their area. Workshops for
teachers in the southeastern and mid-continental states will be held this
summer. Produces the newsletter Plese Note.
Using Remote Sensing and On-Line Databases for Teaching about Global
Change. Based on workshops in which scientists guided teachers in the
classroom use of computers, with original data sources and versatile software,
to teach environmental sciences. Curricula and fact sheets on the technologies
Global Change and the Earth System is a resource book being
developed for middle school and high school teachers, which emphasizes human
activity and its effect on global change and contains activities and background
Great Lakes Impacts. In conjunction with the Ohio Sea Grant
Education Program, a series of short publications called "scenarios"
has been developed to help the public understand the prevailing scientific
interpretation of what may happen to the Great Lakes with global warming.
Education in Global Change is the first major curriculum project
of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), targeted initially at
16-to 19-year-old science students. Through collaboration of scientists and
educators, practical, easily used materials are being developed in the form of a
series of inexpensive booklets that may readily be copied (copyright waived).
For information on contributing to the project or the availability of materials
contact either D.J. Waddington, Dept. Chem., Univ. York, Heslington, York YO1
5DD, UK (tel: 44-904-432500; fax: 44-904-432516), or J. Stoltman, Dept. Geog.,
Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo MI 49008 (tel: 616-387-3429; fax:
Global Systems Science is one of several curricula being developed
by the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Climate Protection Institute (a project
of the Earth Island Institute) at the University of California. A variety of
resource materials, activities and lesson plans have been developed for junior
high and high school students, involving the physical and biological sciences
and social studies relating to global warming and ozone depletion. Contact
Richard Golden, Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. California, Berkeley CA 94720.
Beat the Heat: The CO2 Challenge. Provides information that
enables elementary and high school students to make a one-ton reduction in CO2
emissions in their homes in the course of a year, through energy conservation.
Contact the Children's Earth Fund, Box 2335, 175 Fifth Ave., New York NY 10010
Energy Education Resources--Kindergarten through 12th Grade,
Energy Info. Admin., 1991. A booklet updated yearly listing generally free or
low-cost materials available from the federal government, industries and
not-for-profit organizations. Contact the National Energy Info. Ctr. (EI-231),
1F-048 Forrestal Bldg., U.S. Dept. Energy, Washington DC 20585 (202-586-8800).
Earth Notes is published quarterly by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency as a forum for ideas in elementary-level environmental
education. Contact the editor at U.S. EPA, 401 M St. NW (A-107), Washington DC
Exhibit: Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast.
Developed by Environmental Defense Fund with the American Museum of Natural
History, along with a book of the same title. To be shown at the American Museum
in New York from May 15 through the end of 1992, when it will begin a national
tour. For information contact Environ. Defense Fund, 257 Park Ave. South, New
York NY 10010 (212-505-2100).
Books and Articles
The Greenhouse Effect: Exploring the Theory, B. Morris, T. Sadler,
W. Bouma, 56 pp., Feb. 1990, $9.95. An activities book suitable for 11- to
16-year-olds, or those who like to learn through direct experience. An
information page, photos, graphs and tables appear before each set of the more
than 60 activities included. Order from CSIRO Public., 314 Albert St., E.
Melbourne, Vic. 3002, Australia (international inquiries, tel: 61-3-418-7217;
"Physics in the Global Greenhouse," S. Ross, Physics
Education (UK), 26(3), 175-181, May 1991. Discusses three aspects of
global warming that would be valuable additions to physics courses: the
underlying physical mechanisms, approaches to computer modeling, and the
uncertainties feeding the current debate.
The Greenhouse Effect, R.L. Johnson, 1990, $15.95 (Lerner
Public.). Explains the processes for grades 6-9.
Ozone, K. Gay, 1989, $12.50 (Watts Public.). Explains what is
known about the effects of ozone depletion on human health and the biosphere.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations