* From NCAR Climate Discovery Teacher’s Guide http://eo.ucar.edu/educators/ClimateDiscovery/
Earth's Energy Cycle: Albedo: http://eo.ucar.edu/educators/ClimateDiscovery/ESS_lesson4_10.19.05.pdf Differences between Climate and Weather: http://eo.ucar.edu/educators/ClimateDiscovery/LIA_lesson1_9.28.05.pdf
- An Interactive variation of Doug Nychka's graphing to find a tend: have the children spontaneously show where the trend line is Trend; Definition time! Fashion, cars etc.
Making Convection Currents http://eo.ucar.edu/educators/ClimateDiscovery/ESS_lesson3_10.10.05.pdf We have two large Fish Tanks and block ice already. We could do this in a very large format
* Big Heat lamps shining on the audience from the stage. We would then pass between the lights and the audience water vapor/liquid; CO2 gas, methane gas, sulfate aerosol shields. Hopefully they audience would feel a difference and we could explain how this compounds behave regulating global climate. We could also have stations within the MSR where child volunteers could come up and stand in front of the various "shields"
* IR camera again??? - borrow again? Scott Kittelman ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) brought the camera in 2006 - emailed 9/15/2011
* Radiation Demo: GlassHouseExperiment
* We get some different color (white, black, blue, yellow) paper, cut into big circles and then radiate them with full spectrum light. Observe how they reflect and take skin temps of the paper to see how the light is impacting the temp. We can do this with monochromatic light as well...i.e. shine blue light..what is the same, what is different from "full spectrum".
* Get some viddy from the "Extreme Ice Survey" to show climate change in action.Do sea level change with big ice block in fish tank.
* Anything about how species (flora and fauna) are migrating in response to climate change would be cool.
* We are not fence sitters, right? We are going to discuss "Cliimate Change"????
* Green Ninja Videos: http://www.greenninja.info/ highlighted in the Fall 2011 UCAR magazine
* Ride bike to turn turbine and run fan, which blows on wind generator and powers a light bulb. (Also have kid ride bike to power LED lights)
* Broadcast show over bison or western regional networks to reach kids that don't have access to get here. Potentially have 2-way communication and get feedback from those kids. Wes Wildcat is the chief of his tribe and could get us in contact with that population. (Most ed networks don't go to the Dakotas.) Eron Brennan said the technology is ready. Jeff Custer (CISL) asked us to do this. Raj is strongly behind this.
* Use "time travel" as a theme to tie everything together. Have a LED sign with time hung up which can scroll backward faster and faster as we travel back to an ice age, the paleo time, etc. Then each section of the show would be in a different time. Could use the fog generator and the jacob's ladder to set the mood as we travel in time.
* Get seeds or seedlings to give away as they exit. Would need about 500
- CU arborist, Vince Aquino: "If they followed some instructions to facilitate germination, I guess one could grow something from seed. Let me look into how hardy\finicky some of our local flora is and get back to you. Given the state of sucker growth in everyone's lawn, I assume cottonwood is easy to germinate but who wants more cottonweeds...."
National Arbor Day foundation - contacted 9/15/2011
saplings can only be shipped after a couple hard freezes. May not happen by 10/29.
$2 evergreen seedlings, gift trees, plugged, available anytime
- NRCS Nancy Macintyre - has a seedling program in the spring
Co state forest service nursery w of Ft. Collins on Laport street might give us saplings.
Randy Munch 970-491-8429 - left a message 9/15/2011
8-3 M-F -ish. He responded that he can't give away trees, but we can get 30 blue spruce for $39.
- CSU extension service 303-678-6238
- If all else fails, Vince knows a greenhouse nerd who might give them to us.