Resources

Resources for Educators

Need more information about science topics? Asombro has compiled a list of our favorite resources that include current research organized by subject. Find data, interactives, articles, and more. This list will be updated frequently, so check back soon!

 

 

 


 

Climate Change  

New York Times: There’s a New Definition of ‘Normal’ for Weather

 

Every ten years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculates new 30-year averages climate averages for temperature, rain, snow, and more. The data is used by meterologists among others.

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New York Times: The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence, and Proof, Definitive answers to the big questions. Click Here for Article
EPA Climate Indicators

 

This EPA website links to data on many of the changes we are seeing linked to climate change. Indicators fall into six categories: Greenhouse Gases, Weather and Climate, Oceans, Snow and Ice, Health and Society, and Ecosystems.

https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators
Yellowstone National Park is hotter than ever, scientists say

 

This article summarizes a study from Geophysical Research Letters, discussing how scientists used tree ring data to show that Yellowstone National Park is warming and how this could have detrimental effects on the ecosystem.

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National Ocean and Atmospheric Association

 

Includes easy-to-use data snapshots, teaching resources by grade level, professional development opportunities, and general climate change information.

https://www.climate.gov/
NASA: Global Climate Change

 

Climate time machine that shows temperature, sea level, carbon dioxide emissions and sea ice data through time, as well as climate change photos and other data.

https://climate.nasa.gov/
Skeptical Science

 

Presents a broad picture of global climate change, providing scientific evidence to challenge common arguments of climate change skeptics.

https://skepticalscience.com/
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

Website for the United Nations climate change science assessment organization. Includes worldwide reports with data and analysis.

https://www.ipcc.ch/
NASA Methane Source Finder

 

Scientists are using remote sensing from airplanes to pinpoint and measure methane sources. You can use this interactive map to see methane emissions in the Permian Basin of New Mexico and Texas.

 

Use this link to learn more about efforts to track methane emissions: https://carbonmapper.org.

https://methane.jpl.nasa.gov

 

 

 

 

Drought

US Drought Monitor

 

Maps, animations, and data showing current drought severity across the U.S. Maps updated weekly.

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu

 

 

 

 

Energy

Energy Information Association

 

Find current U.S. data on energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, projected trends in energy consumption, and more.

https://www.eia.gov/
New York Times Interactive

 

Interactive about How Each State Generates Electricity (and how this has changed over time)

Published October 28, 2020

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Water

United States Geological Survey

 

Find data on water use in the United States. Searchable by location, water use category, and water source.

https://water.usgs.gov/watuse/

 

 

More resources coming soon!