Stay Current 2023

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 […]

TG Life and Climate

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } {} Objectives [] Assessment Guides for each Chapter: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13 Teaching Objectives Life and Climate is about how our atmosphere and climate came to be as they […]

Teacher Guide for GSS

{ To GSS Books } TEACHER GUIDE CONTENTS Introduction 1. Map of the GSS Course 4. How Can I Customize GSS for My Students? 7. How is GSS Related to Science Education Reform? 2. What is Global Systems Science? 5. What Teaching Methods Should I Use? 8. How Was GSS Created? 3. What Will My […]

LC13C. Stay Current—What Does Earth’s Past Tell Us About Our Future?

Staying current for Chapter 13 { Life and Climate Contents } 2023-03-16. Tonga Eruption May Temporarily Push Earth Closer to 1.5°C of Warming. [] By J. Besl, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: The underwater eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha‘apai sent megatons of water vapor into the stratosphere, contributing to an increase in global warming over the next 5 […]

LC11C. Stay Current—Climate and Human Evolution

Staying current for Chapter 11 { Life and Climate Contents } 2023-02-03. Centuries-Old Archive Reveals Far-Flung Impacts of Major Eruptions. [] By Shannon Banks, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: In 1815, an Earth-shattering explosion sent roughly 130 cubic kilometers of gaseous fumes, ash, and rocks high into the atmosphere above the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Mount Tambora had blown its […]

LC10C. Stay Current—The Ice Ages

Staying current for Chapter 10 { Life and Climate Contents } 2023-04-06. Wisconsin Stalagmite Records North American Warming. [] By Stacy Kish, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: A new record, obtained from a tiny stalagmite in North America, has revealed eight abrupt periods of warming, likely greater than 10°C, that punctuated the last glacial episode. The new research […]

LC8C. Stay Current—Highs and Lows Over the Past 750 Million Years

Staying current for Chapter 8 See non-chronological resources (bottom of this page) { Life and Climate Contents } 2023-04-04. Life may have survived far north of equator during ‘Snowball Earth’. [] By Adam Mann, Science. Excerpt: More than 600 million years ago, the planet was frozen from pole to pole, covered in half-kilometer-thick ice sheets […]

LC7C. Stay Current—Earth’s Shifting Crust

Stay current for chapter 7 { Life and Climate Contents } 2020-05-08. Are We Seeing a New Ocean Starting to Form in Africa? By Erik Klemetti, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: …The entire Afar region in eastern Africa finds itself in the middle of changes that could split the continent, forming a new ocean basin. The magmatism at Erta Ale […]

LC6C. Stay Current—How and When Did Complex Life Begin?

Stay current for chapter 6 { Life and Climate Contents } Understanding Evolution – a one-stop source for information on evolution.2019-11-14. Alien genes from bacteria helped plants conquer the land. By Elizabeth Pennisi, Science Magazine.  2016-01-11. Ancient Start of Animal Evolution Wasn’t Delayed by Low Oxygen. By Cody Sullivan, Earth & Space Science News (EoS; AGU). Excerpt: New research […]