Category Archives: AT Climate Science

AT Climate Science: Tue. 1/19 – Fri. 1/22

Hello oceanographers, I hope you enjoyed your 3-day weekend! For this week, we will split into three groups and research Topic 2: The World Ocean. Since most of the class is in Cohort B, we’ll share our presentations the following Tuesday, January 26th through Google Meet.

I hope you spent some time this weekend relaxing and hopefully doing a little reflection on Dr. King’s legacy. As always, let me know if you have any questions. I hope this week goes well for you!

AT Climate Science: Mon. 1/11 – Fri. 1/15

Hello, and welcome to AT Climate Science! Thanks for signing up for the class. 🙂

First, please review the important information in these Google Slides.

Then, watch the “Climate Science: What You Need To Know” video that’s linked in Google Classroom.

We’ll meet either in person or on Google Meet on Tuesday during 7/8th period. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything at all!

AT Climate Science: Tue. 1/5 – Fri. 1/8

Happy New Year, everyone! For the first week of 2021 and our last week of class (1/5 – 1/8):

• Monday, January 4th – send me some ideas about your project to me over Remind
• Tuesday, January 5th – Class meeting during 7/8th period to brainstorm projects; split off into breakout rooms if necessary
• Wednesday, January 6th – individual meeting with me to discuss your project (in-person or on Google Meet)
• Thursday, January 7th – share remaining presentations from Topic 13: Energy; start sharing individual Final Projects
• Friday, January 8th – share remaining Final Projects

I can’t thank you enough for being such an amazing group of students to give this new class a chance! I hope that once we’re vaccinated we can all finally get together without masks and have a picnic or a party or do something fun. I will never forget the energy and enthusiasm you brought to this class. Please stay in touch and let me know how you’re saving the world!

AT Climate Science: Mon. 12/14 – Fri. 12/18

Welcome to the end of the 2020, also known as “The Worst Year Ever™”! For this week (12/14 – 12/18):
– perform research into Topic 13: Energy
– share our findings and discuss on Friday
– start research into our Final Topic: Climate Action

There are no additional assignments to complete over Winter Break, so use that time to relax, spend time with your friends and family in a safe and socially distanced manner (no parties until you’re vaccinated! 😁). Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything. Stay safe, and I look forward to seeing you in 2021!

AT Climate Science: Mon. 12/7 – Fri. 12/11

Hello, I hope you’re all doing well! For this week (12/7 – 12/11):
– perform research into Topic 12: Climate Change Risk
– share our findings and discuss on *Thursday*
– guest speakers from the Sunrise Movement on Friday!
– start research into Topic 13: Energy

I don’t anticipate anything changing with our approach to this class now that we’re going fully remote for a few weeks before Winter Break, but please don’t hesitate to contact me through Remind, email, or text. Stay safe!

AT Climate Science: Mon. 11/30 – Fri. 12/4

Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break! This week (11/30 – 12/4):
– perform research into Topic 11: Climate Models and the Future
– share our findings and discuss on Friday
– start research into Topic 12: Climate Change Risk

I hope you all were able to rest and recharge a bit! We only have three weeks of school before Winter Break. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything. Stay safe and keep wearing your mask!

AT Climate Science: Mon. 11/16 – Fri. 11/20

Hello, everyone! For this week (11/16 – 11/20):
– perform research into Topic 10: Greenland, Antarctica, and Sea-Level Rise
– share our findings and discuss on Thursday & Friday
– start research into Topic 11: Climate Models and the Future

There won’t be an additional assignment over Thanksgiving Break – take some time off to relax and maybe read a book, play a new game, or learn to play the guitar, but whatever you do, please stay safe and socially distanced! Let me know if you have any questions or need any help.

AT Climate Science: Mon. 11/9 – Fri. 11/13

This week, we’re going to look at documented warming and other changes that have occurred since the middle of the nineteenth century. You and your partner(s) will select one topic to investigate:

• A Century of Warming
• Precipitation, Drought and Storms
• The Sensitive Arctic

Here are some guiding questions your presentation should answer in the context of changes in our climate:
• what change is happening, specifically?
• how do scientists know the change is happening? what measurements have been taken and what observations have been made?
• what impact(s) does this change have? how does it impact other parts of the planet’s climate system that we’ve learned about so far (e.g. atmosphere, ocean, carbon cycle, etc.)
• what is expected in the future? will this change continue to happen, will it increase, or will it slow down and eventually stop? how do we know?

We’ll start this assignment on Monday, November 9th. Have a great week!

AT Climate Science: Mon. 11/2 – Fri. 11/6

Welcome to the first week of November!  Here’s the plan for this week:

  • perform research into Topic 8b: Climate Impacts on Human History
  • share our findings and discuss on Thursday & Friday
  • start research into Topic 9: Observing the Change

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need any help. I know that this week will be stressful for many, so consider disconnecting from social media and national news for a while. Stay safe!