This article was written by Columbia University.
Columbia University and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined forces to produce this Kahoot! Climate Challenge, a series of Kahoot! quizzes to test your knowledge of climate change. The nine quizzes focus on how climate change will impact our communities, transportation systems, and other areas important to all of us, including a quiz on what each of us can do to alleviate and adapt to our changing climate. Our starting point is the 2014 National Climate Assessment. Be sure to take the survey at the bottom of our quiz set to share with us your thoughts about climate change. Good luck, and have fun!
About Columbia University
Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the world’s most important centers of research and a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. It supports research and teaching on global issues, and creates academic relationships with many countries and regions. The University is home to the Earth Institute, a center that combines education and research in the physical and social sciences to identify and develop practical solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. The largest research institute of Columbia’s Earth Institute is Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, home to some of the world’s leading Earth and climate research scientists. By bringing together Lamont’s physical scientists with Earth Institute experts on policy, public health and law, the Earth Institute works toward sustainability and solutions.
NOAA’s mission of science, service and stewardship spans from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean. At NOAA, science is used to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts. From supercomputers and state-of-the-art models to observations, outlooks and assessments (like the National Climate Assessment), NOAA provides data, tools, and information to help people understand and prepare for climate variability and change. NOAA Climate.gov is a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate. Climate.gov’s goals are to promote public understanding of climate science and climate-related events, to make our data products and services easy to access and use, to provide climate-related support to the private sector and the Nation’s economy, to serve people making climate-related decisions with tools and resources that help them answer specific questions, and to support teachers with reviewed learning activities and curriculum materials, multi-media resources, and professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators who want to incorporate climate science into their work.
Looking for more resources for your classroom? Here are some that we recommend:
- 2014 National Climate Assessment Resources for Educators page
- Climate.gov ‘Teaching Climate’ from NOAA
- Teaching Climate and Energy Toolbox from NOAA Climate.gov
- CLEAN (Climate Literacy & Energy awareness Network) Collection
- National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA) Climate page
Looking to learn more about climate change? We recommend the following resources:
- National Climate Assessment
- National Climate Assessment frequently asked questions
- National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate science
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