Modeling the Formation of Ocean Currents

Modeling the Formation of Ocean Currents

In BAESI's new "Modeling the Formation of Ocean Currents" lesson, students do experiments with models of ocean saltwater, cold seawater, and warm water to help them understand how cold water and salty water are denser than warm and less salty water. This prepares them...

Carbon Travels—Then and Now

Carbon Travels—Then and Now

In BAESI's new “Carbon Travels--Then and Now” lesson plan and simulation, students play the role of carbon atoms to learn about the carbon cycle and how it is changing. Adapted from the Carbon Travels activity at STEM Earth Central, students create two carbon cycle...

Pika Models + Climate Change Lesson Plan

Pika Models + Climate Change Lesson Plan

BAESI's new "Pika Models + Climate Change" lesson plans are adapted from the 2016 Science Framework for California Public Schools (pp. 839-841). Students explore the life of pikas, tiny mammals that live in alpine areas, and how they are being impacted by climate...

Excellent Weather + Climate Resources

Excellent Weather + Climate Resources

American Meteorological Society page of weather resources, with many items useful to teaching. Good links to National Weather Service (NWS) resources, also. Geostationary Satellite Server from NOAA: Wonderful imagery from the GOES National Weather Service (NWS):...

All Points North: Climate + Climate Solutions Workshop 2016

July 11: Day 1 Dr. Cordero's Sessions Introduction to BAESI and the Green Ninja (downloads a .PDF file) Science Slides (opens a Google Drive .PDF) Brief Science Slides (downloads a .PDF file) Energy Tracker Curriculum (downloads a .PPT file) ET-7 Power Meter Activity...

Earth and Human Activity Workshop Resources

BAESI Earth and Human Activity Flyer - May 14, 2016 The following electronic resources were utilized for this workshop: Lesson-3.12a-introduction-to-environmental-impact-analysis-scaffold: .docx, .pdf...

The Nature of Science Card Game

This group activity analyzes common views about science. Teaching the Nature of Science (.PDF) BAESI Nature of Science Handout (.DOC) Card Exchange Statements and Categories - to Print (.DOC) Nature of Science activity steps (.PPT)

Are We Related? An Evolution Memory Game

In this activity, students explore incidents of homology in nature and analyze similarities and differences in body structures of animals. Are We Related? Lesson plan (.PDF) Are We Related? Student worksheet (.PDF) Birds and T-rex: Evidence (.PDF)...

The Big Five Mass Extinctions

Explore this excellent resource on the causes and consequences of past mass extinctions on Earth from the BBC. The Big Five Mass Extinctions

Examining Mass Extinctions on Earth

In this activity, students read several articles on specific ages of the Earth and the mass extinction events which concluded them. The articles discuss the time period, types of life present, and the causes and consequences of the mass extinction event. Students then...

This excellent resource features famous fossils, a photo gallery, North American state and time maps, career information, K-12 teacher resources, interviews, curriculum, lectures, and more! The Paleontology Portal