Category: Earth science

  • NOAA Games “Planet Arcade”

    NOAA Games “Planet Arcade”

    This collection features several games and puzzles from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Most of the resources are related to water, the oceans, and aquatic environments.

  • CIMSS & WeatherWise Weather & Climate Apps

    CIMSS & WeatherWise Weather & Climate Apps

    This large collection of web apps covers a broad range of topics in weather, climate, and the atmospheric sciences. A visual menu on the CIMSS site and a topic outline on the WeatherWise site both link to an overlapping set of interactives created by faculty at the University of Wisconsin.

  • KCVS Climate Solutions

    KCVS Climate Solutions

    In the Climate Solutions simulation you make choices that determine humanity’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during the 21st century. Select options for electricity production and use, transportation, land use, buildings, and materials. Try to reduce GHG emissions by eliminating “wedges” from the emissions graph.

  • Climate Interactive

    Climate Interactive

    Climate Interactive has created several simulations and role-playing games related to climate science and policy. Their simulation models include: En-ROADS (energy policy), C-ROADS (international policy), and ALPS (Agriculture and Land Policy Simulator). Their role-playing simulation games include: Climate Action Simulation, World Climate Simulation, and Agritopia (agricultural policy).

  • NASA Climate Kids

    NASA Climate Kids

    The games section of NASA’s Climate Kids web site includes Wild Weather Adventure, Whirlwind Disaster, Weather Slyder, Cloud Picture Scrambles, Power Up!, Offset, Weather Word Cross, and Missions to Planet Earth.

  • BBC Climate Challenge

    BBC Climate Challenge

    In the Climate Challenge role-playing policy game, you are the leader of the European Union. Select policies to reduce carbon emissions while retaining enough popularity to remain in office.

  • Annenberg – Carbon Cycle & Energy Labs

    Annenberg – Carbon Cycle & Energy Labs

    The Habitable Planet curriculum includes lab simulations for the carbon cycle and for energy. Creator: Annenberg Learner (Annenberg Foundation) Cost: free

  • Concord Consortium – Climate & Atmosphere

    Concord Consortium – Climate & Atmosphere

    The Concord Consortium has several educational models that explore topics in climate, air pollution and air quality, the water cycle, and other aspects of atmospheric science. Resources include: Global Climate Change Model, Hurricane Explorer Model, Air Pollution Model (aerial), Air Pollution Model (cross-section), Hydraulic Fracturing Model, Water Model, Land Management Model, and Sunlight, Infrared, CO2…

  • Monash Simple Climate Model

    Monash Simple Climate Model

    A full climate model, simplified for educational use. Includes numerous example scenarios and challenge exercises for students; some involve depictions of alien worlds from science fiction movies and books!

  • Extreme Event Role-Playing Simulation

    Extreme Event Role-Playing Simulation

    Role-playing simulation for groups in which players assume roles as city leaders to prepare for and react to a natural disaster. Two scenarios: coastal city struck by hurricane or inland city with river flooding. Low-tech and high-tech (using laptops or tablets) variants available; also uses cards.