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Aerosols and their impact on climate

Date Added: 4/14/2017
This activity introduces students to global dimming. They should have an understand- ing of the atmosphere, solar radiation, and global warming (greenhouse gases).     View Details »

Key Concepts: climate, aerosol

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Aerosols and their impact on climate
Date Added: 4/14/2017
This activity introduces students to global dimming. They should have an understand- ing of the atmosphere, solar radiation, and global warming (greenhouse gases).   View Details »

Key Concepts: climate, aerosol


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Date Added: 1/23/2017
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Key Concepts: asdfsdf


What's Underfoot in Montana?
Date Added: 12/22/2016
Soils are complex mixtures of minerals, water, air, organic matter, and countless organisms--the decaying remains of once-living things. There are different types of soil, each with its own set of characteristics. Dig down deep into any soil, and...   View Details »

Key Concepts: soil, dirt, microbe, microorganism,


It's Raining, It's Snowing, but Where is it all Going?
Date Added: 12/22/2016
As a headwaters state, Montana's rivers flow to three oceans. So when rain or snow falls in Montana, where it ends up is of local, national, and global consequence. But the ultimate destination of our snowflakes and raindrops is influenced by many...   View Details »

Key Concepts: climate change, water, precipitation, rain, snow, soil


Montana's Climate (one-page fact sheet)
Date Added: 12/22/2016
The climate in Montana is as diverse as the mountains and plains that define its landscapes and regions. It is also incredibly complex. This is a one-page handout with some key concepts.   View Details »

Key Concepts: climate change


Colony Collapse: What Makes Bees Sick?
Date Added: 12/22/2016
In this lesson, students will learn about bee colony collapse disorder (CCD) by watching a recorded talk by MSU graduate student Alex McMenamin and following along with a hands-on colony collapse activity. Students will use critical thinking skills...   View Details »

Key Concepts: bee, virus, climate change, honeybee, hive, colony, Teen Science Cafe


Scat, Transects, and Changing of Seasons
Date Added: 12/22/2016
In this lesson, students will learn about the relationship between phenology and elk migration, practice field methods used by scientists to study elk movement, and have an opportunity to discuss how climate change might affect elk migration....   View Details »

Key Concepts: phenology, climate change, environmental science, citizen science


Astronauts and Aliens: Aliens Party
Date Added: 11/19/2015
Yellowstone hot springs and aliens: what's the connection? Come to the alien party at your local library and find out. Come face-to-face with some Sea Monkeys and learn about their travels in space. Make some Shrinky Dinks, hear a fun alien story,...   View Details »

Key Concepts: Yellowstone, hot springs, aliens, sea monkeys, astrobiologists


Astronauts and Aliens:Astronauts Party
Date Added: 11/19/2015
Have you ever thought about being an astronaut? Come learn more about how to become an astronaut and what life is like in space. View photos of Mars in 3-D, make a rocket, try on some moon shoes, and taste some astronaut food. You'll find out if...   View Details »

Key Concepts: astronaut, life, space, rocket, moon shoes


Astronauts and Aliens: Sun Party
Date Added: 11/19/2015
The Sun helps keep us alive. It is our nearest star and it provides us with warmth and energy. Come learn more about our star and make a bracelet or key chain that changes color in the Sun's light. Create your own solar clock, view photos of the Sun...   View Details »

Key Concepts: sun, solar clock