CC9C. 2022-What Are Governments Doing About Climate Change?

Staying current for Chapter 9 Articles from 2022 Stay current index page for Chapter 9 { Climate Change Contents } 2022-12-20. Congress Offers $1 Billion for Climate Aid, Falling Short of Biden’s Pledge. [] By Lisa Friedman, The New York Times. Excerpt: …Congress has proposed $1 billion to help poor countries cope with climate change, […]

Stay Current with GSS

The GSS email list (google group) receives “Stay Current” articles (excerpts and links to the source articles). To receive them email with subject line “Join GSS”. Please give your city, state, country, and your school (if you’re a teacher). See also “Stay Current” links in each book’s Contents table. Some news sources limit the […]

EF4C. Stay Current—How Does the Sun Shine?

Staying current for Chapter 4 {Energy Flow Contents} See the Sun’s Chinese New Year dragon at the Space Weather website. Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) movie of “coronal rain” on the Sun. 2022-10-25. Converging Toward Solutions to Grand Challenges. [] By Ryan McGranaghan,  Adam Kellerman and  Mark Olson, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: Electrical power grids, on which we all depend, comprise numerous interconnected […]

Sources of Support

{ All GSS Books } NIGEC. Development and publication of the Global Systems Science (GSS) series was supported by the Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program (BER), U.S. Department of Energy, through the Western Regional Center of the National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC) under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC03-90ER61010. Noreen Dowling, Joseph Knox, Linda Ono, and Thomas Suchanek […]

TG A Changing Cosmos

{ All GSS Books } ~{}~ Objectives [] AssessmentGuides for each Chapter: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 Goal 1: Students acquire beginning skills using HOU Image Processing software so they can start doing astronomy investigations. Objective 1A: Students can interpret graphs and alternate data representations, […]

TG-PG8-1. Tragedy of the Commons

{ All GSS Books } Garrett Hardin (1968)     At the end of a thoughtful article on the future of nuclear war, J.B. Wiesner and H.F. York concluded that: “Both sides in the arms race are…confronted by the dilemma of steadily increasing military power and steadily decreasing national security. It is our considered professional judgment that […]


{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } by Beryl Crowe (1969)reprinted in MANAGING THE COMMONSby Garrett Hardin and John BadenW.H. Freeman, 1977; ISBN 0-7167-0476-5     “There has developed in the contemporary natural sciences a recognition that there is a subset of problems, such as population, atomic war, and environmental corruption, for […]

TG-PG4-1. Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } Introduction It is difficult for students to interpret population trends based on statistics only. A hands-on approach can be used to generate interest in this topic. This activity will involve students in gathering data and using it to develop a survivorship curve for a BUBBLE […]

TG-PG1-1. Cells on the Grow

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } Integrating Biology and Algebra By Dr. Jeffrey Osborn & Antonella Bona (Workshop I) PART B: Cell culture of human fibroblasts Overview  Each of you will be given a flask with cultured human fibroblasts. The fibroblasts are attached to the bottom of the flask. They need to […]

TG Population Growth

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } ~{}~ Objectives [] Assessment [] ResourcesGuides for each Chapter: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10Index of TG Investigations Teaching Objectives Population Growth examines the growth and decline of populations that inhabit planet […]