Welcome to the Exploring the Environment through Global Climate Change Education problem-based learning (PBL) website. The Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University has expanded the popular Exploring the Environment website with funding from the NASA Innovations in Global Climate Change Education program. The new modules provide a comprehensive problem-based learning approach to the study of climate science.
The new modules are designed to increase middle school and high school student climate literacy using NASA satellite imagery and data sets as integral resources. Students participating in the program gain a better understanding of the historical perspectives of global climate change research, the impacts of changes in environmental indicators, and the possible human consequences to predicted global climate change. They also practice applying research skills to locating relevant data, analyzing data to identify trends, and using data to support a position on environmental issues.