February 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (in Woodburn Hall)
1100 E 7th St
IN 47406

Indiana’s new science standards emphasize the use of models by students. Climate scientists use climate models and supercomputers to understand our changing climate, and to make projections about our future. But what climate models can students use?

This workshop will introduce teachers to a collection of models that can be used to teach students about climate processes and how humans are causing climate change. These models can be accessed from any connected computer or smartphone, and teach students that a model does not need to be complicated to be powerful, and all models – from the simple to the complex – have strengths and limitations.

Teams of middle and high-school science teachers are encouraged to apply, but all educators who have an interest in the topic are welcome. Participating teachers will need to bring a connected device.

Participating teachers will be provided with hands-on materials and resources, $150 stipends, breakfast and lunch, and follow-up support. This workshop is generously funded by two anonymous foundations and the support of the IU Center for Rural Engagement.