Dr. Bodzin's research areas involve design of web-based inquiry learning environments; learning with spatial thinking tools including GIS, Google Earth and remotely sensed images; design and implementation of inquiry-based environmental science and environmental curriculum; visual instructional technologies; motivation and learning; and the use of instructional technologies to promote learning. He is also a core faculty member of Lehigh's Environmental Initiative.
Dr. Alec Bodzin's Contributions to the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) collection of educational resources. CLEAN is an internationally-recognized portal (funded by NSF, NOAA, and the Department of Energy)that features high-quality online resources that have passed rigorous review by scientists and educators.
The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Portal was launched in 2010 as a National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathways project. It is led by the science education expertise of TERC, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder, and the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College. As of 2012, CLEAN has been syndicated to NOAA's climate.gov portal.
CLEAN's primary effort is to steward the collection of climate and energy science educational resources and to support a community of professionals committed to improving climate and energy literacy.
Wind Energy: Exploring Wind Farms with Google Earth
What Does Carbon Dioxide Have To Do With Global Warming?
Investigating Weather and Climate with Google Earth
Paleoclimate Reconstruction Lab
Interactive Geologic Timeline Activity
Carbon Calculator Activity
US Energy Production and Consumption