Student Resources

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Atomic Weight Calculator

Calculate the atomic weight and adjust the isotopic abundances for all the elements.


Carbon Dioxide and Ocean pH

Indicates how ocean pH and speciation of carbon in the ocean changes as concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide changes.


Climate Trends learning tool

Displays atmospheric gas concentrations and temperature as recorded over the last 800 000 years.

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Collisional Heating learning tool

Provides a molecular level view of the process of collisional de-excitation, the mechanism by which the absorption of infrared radiation by greenhouse gases results in atmospheric warming.

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Earth's Atmosphere learning tool

Examine the temperature profile, regions and properties of Earth's Atmosphere.


Electromagnetic Spectrum learning tool

Explores the relationship between wavelength, frequency and energy of electromagnetic radiation. Also differentiates between different types of electromagnetic radiation.

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Ice Core Extraction and Analysis

Explains the process of extracting ice cores and analyzing ice core data. Isotope ratios in ice cores can be analyzed using mass spectrometer data to estimate historical temperatures.

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Ice Cores and Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry

Explore the use of Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry in analyzing isotope ratios of water molecules in ice cores and determining historical temperatures.


IR Imaging of Heat Flow learning tool

Visualize the heat flow between a hot rubber stopper and water at room temperature with an infrared imaging video played beside a visible light video.

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IR Imaging of Phase Changes learning tool

Displays an infrared video of ice as it melts on a hot plate, with an accompanying heating curve.

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IR Windows learning tool

Provides overlay of the infrared (IR) spectra of important greenhouse gases and Earth's IR emission curve in order to help explain the variation in the global warming potential of various gases. Also provides a visual representation of the IR spectral windows through which much of the IR emitted by Earth is able to escape into space.

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IUPAC Periodic Table of the Isotopes

A periodic table which includes the isotope ratios of the elements and shows that the atomic weights of many elements are not constant.


Marine Food Web

Shows the interconnected nature of the marine food web.

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Mass Spectrometer

Analyzes atomic and molecular samples using Mass Spectrometry.

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Molecular Interactions with Electromagnetic Radiation

Shows the interaction of molecules with various forms of electromagnetic radiation.

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Ocean Trends learning tool

Visualize the Keeling curve and how atmospheric carbon dioxide influences the pH of the oceans.

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pH Indicator learning tool

A simulation of the change in colour of a pH indicator as carbon dioxide gas is bubbled through an aqueous solution.

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Polar Ice Cap Measuring Tool

Measurement tool to allow users to measure the area of Arctic sea ice during the September minimum for each year from 1979 to 2010.


Refrigeration learning tool

Visualizes the energy transfers that occur as a refrigerant fluid flows through the components of a refrigerator. Demonstrates the transfer of energy between a system and the surroundings as heat and work, and changes to the system's internal energy.


Rutherford learning tool suite

Investigates the Rutherford experiments and their contribution to a modern understanding of atomic structure.


Seasonal Temperature Variation learning tool

Relates temperature variation to distance from the ocean for various Canadian cities.


Temperature: Molecular Level View

A short video clip of a sample of gas as the temperature (average kinetic energy) of the gas increases.


Tracking Hurricane Katrina learning tool

Indicates Hurricane Katrina's storm category and maximum sustained winds as the storm traveled over the ocean onto land. Illustrates the energy absorbed by a storm as it travels over water and the energy lost as it travels over land.


Visualizing Global Climate Change

Visually displays changes to global climate factors such as temperature, evaporation, precipitation and snow/ice cover, based on various IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios.


Work: A Molecular Understanding learning tool

Visualize how work is performed by an expanding system at the molecular level.