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Make history relevant and keep your class informed about important things happening in the world today. Help learners read primary and news sources with a critical eye for bias and detail, and consider possible solutions for issues facing the modern world.
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Lesson Planet Curated

Crash Course: Ecology

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Ecology with a 12-video collection that takes a look at where organisms come from, how they interact, and how they influence their environments. The videos, appropriate for in class or remote learning, use...
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Lesson Planet Curated

Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 2

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
In the second unit in a series of four, fifth and sixth graders learn about the difference between weather and climate. Scholars look at historical and recent climate data, regional and global trends, to understand that climate change...
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Lesson Planet Curated

Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 1

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
The first unit in a series of four focusing on climate change introduces fifth and sixth graders to the various systems that create the climate. They examine the natural and human causes of greenhouse gas emissions and conduct...
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Lesson Planet Curated

Climate Change: Lines of Evidence

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The National Research Council’s video “Climate Change: Lines of Evidence” details the current knowledge scientists have developed about recent climate change and the causes of these changes. For this collection the video is broken into...
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Lesson Planet Curated

Environmental Engineering and Water Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Introduce young scientists to the fundamentals of environmental engineering with a nine-resource collection that looks at air, land, and water quality concerns. The unit begins with a PowerPoint presentation that provides background...
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Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Coal soot and gas fumes, smog and pollution, acid rain and nuclear radiation may become passe as scientists search for innovative, sustainable energy sources. Engage young environmentalists in the quest with a collection of resources...
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Weather and Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Weather engineers have come a long way in designing technology that provides advanced warnings of severe weather. Six lessons and six activities make up a collection of resources that teach middle schoolers about weather and weather...
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The Big Climate Change Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Big Climate Change Experiment begins with young scientists gaining background knowledge by watching news clips a video and examining cartoons. Next, learners view videos of witnesses who describe how climate change affects their...
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TED-Ed

How Quantum Mechanics Explains Global Warming

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do quantum mechanics and global warming have to do with each other? More than you might think. Surprisingly, this video explains how it's not the energy emitted from the sun that causes the problem, but how the infrared radiation...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Air Pollution: The Issue of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an outstanding 10-page lesson plan on global warming. Learners discover that there is a lot of controversy surrounding this topic in that the science behind global warming is difficult to prove. The best thing about this plan is...
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Lesson Plan
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Global Warming in a Jar

For Teachers 4th - 8th
This well-organized lab activity introduces earth science pupils to the greenhouse effect. They will set up two experiments to monitor temperatures in an open jar, a closed jar, and a closed jar containing water. Ideally, you would have...
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Curated OER

Global Warming

For Teachers 11th
A series of independent learning activities teaches learners about global warming as it relates to economics and industrialization. The culminating project requires them to create a multimedia presentation identifying the problems,...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Global Warming Webquest - Policy Analyst

For Students 5th - 6th
In this science global warming worksheet, learners, working in groups, answer 7 short answer questions regarding the policies of becoming a policy analyst in California.
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Activity
Constitutional Rights Foundation

Global Warming and the Paris Agreement

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Global warming: a political debate or a scientific fact? Young historians read text, complete activities, and participate in group discussion to understand the political debate surrounding global warming and the US decision to withdraw...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Global Warming Webquest- Energy Expert

For Students 6th - 7th
For this energy and global warming worksheet, students complete 6 short answer questions about energy sources on our planet. Students must consider where we get energy for electricity and what sources we use for fuel. 
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Ventura County Air Pollution Control District

Effects of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners have probably heard of climate change, but do they really understand what it is? Study the history, details, and future implications of global warming and the greenhouse effect with a set of activities designed for an...
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Instructional Video3:52
Fuse School

Global Warming - Evaluating the Evidence

For Students 9th - 12th
It's getting hot in here! Evidence of global warming is all around us, as shown in part four of a series of eight videos about global warming and the carbon cycle. High school environmentalists get to examine the facts for themselves in...
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Instructional Video8:08
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Carbon Cycle and Global Warming

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Carbon is all around us, as shown in this cartoon animation. The carbon cycle is portrayed simply and accurately with fun cartoon plants and animals. Use this video in an elementary or junior high class to facilitate your learners'...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Global Warming WebQuest-Economist

For Students 7th - 9th
In this global warming worksheet, students complete six short answer questions about the global warming impact on the economy. Students must have prior knowledge or complete research to answer these questions.
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Curated OER

Global Warming

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This contains a writing prompt about global warming that could be adapted in a number of ways. The resource provides some information about global warming and possible effects. Learners explore the enhanced greenhouse effect and the...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Global Warming Webquest - Urban Planner

For Students 5th - 10th
In this global warming worksheet, students complete a WebQuest where they look up answers on the Internet about technology, elements, and more having to do with global warming. Students complete 4 questions.
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Activity
It's About Time

How Might Global Warming Affect Your Community?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What effects will global warming have on your community? This last installment of a six-part series focuses on the effects that global warming may have on a community. Brainstorming and discussion allow groups to independently develop...
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Veritasium

13 Misconceptions About Global Warming

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
With so much information floating around about global warming, how can we tell what's really going on? Examine the evidence through a video from Veritasium to sift through everything we hear. The narrator presents convincing data when...
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Serendip

Food, the Carbon Cycle and Global Warming

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As the world population increases, demands on the carbon cycle also increase. A well-designed lesson plan first explores the greenhouse effect and its impact on global warming. Further sections have pupils study the effect of greenhouse...

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