Games and Simulations

The UCAR Center for Science Education has a collection of games and simulations related to weather, climate, atmospheric science, and space weather education. Test your knowledge with one of our games or gain a deeper understanding of earth science through a simulation.

Climate Sensitivity Calculator

This simple interactive shows how Earth's temperature rises as the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases.

Sort It Out: El Niño or La Niña

Sort pictures of El Niño and La Niña conditions based on sea-surface temperatures.

The Very Simple Climate Model

Use this model to explore the relationships between carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere and our planet's average global temperature. Try out some "what if" scenarios to see how much our climate may warm during the coming century.

Tree Rings and Climate Timeline Simulation

Align tree ring cores to build a long chronology of climate history in this online interactive activity.

Tree Rings Simulation - Dendrochronology

This interactive simulation lets you 'decode' tree ring patterns to learn about climates of the past.