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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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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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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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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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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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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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Student Version - Earth and Human Activity: A Changing Climate

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As residents of Earth, humans rely on the planet for the resources they need to survive. Explore the ways people interact with their environment and the impacts these interactions have on the planet with a collection of lessons, videos,...
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Earth and Human Activity: A Changing Climate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As residents of Earth, humans rely on the planet for the resources they need to survive. Explore the ways people interact with their environment and the impacts these interactions have on the planet with a collection of lessons, videos,...
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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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Coral Bleaching

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is coral bleaching? Tackle a trendy topic with a narrated animation. Through a combination of video and illustration, the narrator introduces viewers to a coral reef, then goes inside a coral polyp to show its symbiotic relationship...
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Why the Evolutionary Epic Matters: Crash Course Big History #203

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Imagine a world where the only animals roaming the earth are domesticated. One day, we might not have to imagine the scenario of no wild animals—and that day approaches faster than predicted. A video explains the evolution from...
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Global Warming: Facts and Our Future

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
According to the United Nations, climate change affects every country on the planet. This research project encourages scholars to explore the factors that affect climate change from different perspectives: climate scientist, policy...
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I Speak for the Polar Bears!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Climate change and weather extremes impact every species, but this lesson focuses on how these changes effect polar bears. After learning about the animal, scholars create maps of snow-ice coverage and examine the yearly variability and...
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Conceptualizing Module II - Putting It All Together

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Creativity is just connecting things." - Steve Jobs. After weeks of researching climate change, the ninth lesson in a series of 21 combines the data and analysis to address essential questions. It covers natural phenomenon, human...
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Quantifying Land Changes Over Time in Areas of Deforestation and Urbanization

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is qualitative or quantitative research more convincing when it comes to climate change? In the eighth lesson during this 21-part series, scholars begin by performing a quantitative analysis of deforestation and urbanization. Then, they...
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Introduction to Environmental Engineering

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A series on environmental engineering introduces the class to issues that environmental engineers work to solve. This first lesson plan focuses on air and land issues, and looks at ways to reduce pollution.
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No Fossils in This Fuel

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Yeast and sugar go beyond the pantry and into a fuel experiment. Use these common baking ingredients to assist your class in creating ethanol, a natural fuel. Pupils observe the process and gather information to elaborate on the...
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EarthViewer

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Can you imagine Washington DC and London as close neighbors occupying the same continent? Learners will be fascinated as they step back in time and discover the evolution of the earth's continents and oceans from 4.5 billion years ago to...
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Climate Change: Earth's Giant Game of Tetris

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
In this colorful animation, our current problem with climate change is likened to a block-stacking game of Tetris. Greenhouse gases are increasing in the atmosphere at an increasing rate. Can we place them properly before it's too late?...
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High School EcoHouse Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How has the level of carbon dioxide changed over recent years, and what is contributing it? Groups work together to research and present their findings in a creative way. Also built into the lesson is a visit to a sustainable house, but...
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Sea Level: On the Rise

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
With the global temperature on the rise, the effects of climate change are starting to be seen. However, many people have a difficult time conceptualizing the long-term effects, such as sea levels rising. Given an easy and effective...
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Carbon Through the Seasons

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Meteorologists view an animated video by the Environmental Protection Agency to learn how the carbon cycle works, and then move into groups to analyze and graph actual data of the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration from Hawaii's...
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Plankton to Penguins: Antarctic Food Web

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A well-written lesson plan, second in a series of four, gets high schoolers exploring how the Antarctic food web is impacted by climate change and the associated melting of polar ice sheets. It begins with a PowerPoint presentation about...
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Coral and Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using cabbage juice as a pH indicator, future scientists explore the effect of increasing carbon dioxide on the pH of the ocean and relate it to the health of coral reefs. Ideal for an earth or environmental sciences course, this...
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Global Climate Change and Sea Level Rise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Ice is nice, and its condition on the planet has a significant effect. Junior geoscientists experiment with ice melting in both water and on land to discover how each affect the rising sea level. This detailed instructional activity...
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Plugged In To CO2

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Watt is going on here? Middle schoolers are learning about energy use and carbon dioxide emissions! In the first part of this lesson, learners measure how much energy different appliances consume and calculate the amount per day. In the...
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Investigating the Climate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do graphs of atmospheric gases over time show us? Do they indicate that carbon sources and carbon sinks are not in balance? Up-and-coming meteorologists watch video clips, read information, and analyze data from the HIPPO (HIAPER...
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Climate Change as a Scientific Theory

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Get your class thinking about climate change as a scientific theory. Guided by a handout, emerging earth scientists read articles and take notes about glaciers and sea ice. To conclude, they write an evaluation of the evidence for...
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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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Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 9th
An online reading and interactive game bring the path of a carbon molecule to life for your earth science explorers! As an assessment, learners can map out or write about their experience in the carbon cycle. Thoroughly written...
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It's Getting Hot in Here

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Discover the environmental and economic impact of global warming. After reading an article, emerging environmentalists identify how different countries are responding to the Kyoto Protocol. They research emission laws and write a news...
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Terrestrial Ecosystem Response to Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
An extensive investigation of the Earth's climate changes awaits your environmental science classes. This top-notch presentation begins by looking at the history of Earth's climate and then predicts the impact on each major terrestrial...
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The Causes of Global Warming: A Summary

For Students 5th - 8th
Incorporate practical writing activities into your earth science curriculum with this colorful resource. Future environmentalists read about global warming in a TIME for Kids production. They answer a few brief questions and then write a...
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Global Warming and the Paris Agreement

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewGlobal 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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Global Warming

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Bring awareness to global warming with a instructional activity that challenges scholars to think of ways they can positively affect the environment. After watching an informative video, learners discuss their observations and brainstorm...
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Climate Change

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rising sea levels, strong storms, melting ice ... who or what is to blame? Scholars browse the website in preparation for a class discussion or debate about whether human activity is causing climate change. They gain a balanced...
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Burning Ice from the Ocean Floor

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Ice burns on the ocean floor as climate change continues. That's right ... ice burns! It turns out the burning is actually methane trapped in the crystalline structure of the ice. The video presentation is part of a larger series...
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Coral Reefs in Hot Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Global warming is leaving coral reefs in hot water. What does that mean for their survival? Find out as scholars use authentic satellite data to explore the issue. Learners look for global trends in the data and research the effects the...
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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 first explores the greenhouse effect and its impact on global warming. Further sections have pupils study the effect of greenhouse gases...
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The Heat is On: Cause and Effect and Climate

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
The higher the number of letters in the final word for the National Spelling Bee, the higher the number of people killed by venomous spiders. Obviously, those two facts correlate, but no causation exists. Scholars view data based on...
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What's the Deal With Fossil Fuels?

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Plastic bags, laptops, and even toothpaste all contain petroleum. A lesson explains how to define fossil fuels, including petroleum, and the many uses for fossil fuels in our everyday lives. It also details why new sources need to...
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Atmospheric CO2 and Earth’s Temperature

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is atmospheric carbon dioxide really to blame for global warming? Young environmentalists analyze historical carbon dioxide and temperature data during a multimedia activity from PBS's Weather and Climate series. High schoolers read...
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Earth’s Energy Budget

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is Earth's energy flow a little off balance? Explore our energy budget using a click-through interactive. Scholars discover the many factors that move solar energy around the planet and why the system is no longer in equilibrium.
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97% of Climate Scientists Really Do Agree

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do some people still question climate change? Discover the components of consensus with a video from a well-written science playlist. The narrator guides viewers through the process of reviewing climate publications, how exclusive...
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Recycling

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How often have you passed by a recycling container in your school? Scholars research the issue of recycling in the ever-changing global world. Using documentation and video evidence, they form their own opinions on recycling and how it...
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The Anthropocene: Human Impact on the Environment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Will human existence define an epoch? Many scientists think we are in a new epoch, the anthropocene, defined by humans and our impact on the environment. An online interactive demonstrates the immense impact humans have had on every part...
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From the Cambrian Explosion to the Great Dying

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Life before the dinosaurs was pretty amazing—and very fragile! Discover what Earth was like for Cambrian creatures, from the smallest ocean-dwellers to the first land animals. A video from an extensive biology playlist explores how early...
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The Last Time the Globe Warmed

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Global warming ... greenhouse gases ... climate change ... sounds familiar, right? What about palm trees in Wyoming, or swimming in the sea near Antarctica? Science scholars discover the unbearable conditions Earth experienced during its...
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What Is the "Greenhouse Effect"?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Enough talk about the Greenhouse Effect—let's actually look at it! Junior climatologists engage in a simple thermodynamics experiment on a cold winter's day to examine global warming. The activity simulates rising carbon dioxide levels...
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How Bacteria Make It Rain (with Kim Prather)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists question how the oceans and the atmosphere get along. An installment in a longer science series investigates this relationship and current research exploring the types of materials that oceans release into the atmosphere....
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What’s Really Warming the Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
More carbon dioxide exists in the atmosphere than ever in human history. An informative video introduces the topic of global warming as part of a larger playlist. It looks at possible causes such as Earth's orbit, Earth's moving axis,...
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Climate Change is Boring

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can something so important be, well, boring? Explore the opinions of random citizens through a video by Veritasium. The narrator asks open-ended questions to interviewees about global warming, their personal efforts to reduce carbon...
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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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ETS2B - Influence of Science, Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World

For Teachers K - 12th
Science, engineering, and technology have an impact on our natural world. As the world population increases, the demands on natural resources also increase. Science, technology, and engineering work together to address these concerns...
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Looking Backwards, Looking Forward

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do scientists know what Earth's climate was like millions of years ago? Young environmental scholars discover how researchers used proxy data to determine the conditions present before written record. Grouped pupils gain experience...
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It's a Gassy World!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How much does your class know about the relationship between climate change and carbon dioxide? Science scholars explore the nature of greenhouse gases and rising ocean temperature through demonstrations, research, and experiments. The...
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Drawing Diatoms like Ernst Haeckel

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Why do scientists rely on drawings rather than just photographs of their research studies? The lesson introduces drawings of microscopic organisms and the importance of accuracy. Young artists draw organisms and learn why focus and...
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Human Creativity and Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Dumping iron in the oceans, placing mirrors in space, and painting mountains may sound like crazy ideas, but would they help climate change? The activity presents creative geoengineering ideas. Scholars pick one and research how it works...
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America's Energy Future: MinuteEarth at the Demdebate

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Science scholars watch as the recent Democratic presidential nominees respond to an animated video. The video highlights recent natural disasters and long-term changes to our weather patterns, then shows how the candidates planned to...
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Climate Change: The View From MinuteEarth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does climate change look from where you're sitting? See the view from around the world in an animated video. The writers from Minute Earth share how changing conditions are impacting the economy, health, and well-being of their...
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This Is Your Brain on Extreme Weather

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We track weather and measure it objectively, yet our own beliefs often conflict with the facts. The video discusses how our source of weather reporting and our personal experiences shape our beliefs. It also covers the concepts of...
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400 Parts in a Million: The World's Biggest Experiment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Carbon dioxide makes up an incredibly small percentage of our atmosphere, so why is it so important? The video explains that humans passed the 400 parts per million mark in 2013. It highlights the causes of the increase and our...
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STEM Camp—Urban Infrastructure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Build a bridge to learning in a STEM-aligned unit about urban infrastructure. Young engineers explore the many aspects of civil planning and design in a five-day unit. Content includes the challenging aspects of balancing building with...
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Natural Cycles—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 7

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The most common argument against human-caused climate change is the natural cycle of our earth. The last video in the series of seven addresses this belief. It combines collected data with advanced models to determine which factors...
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Solar Influence—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 6

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Have scientists considered that the sun heating up might be a cause of global warming? The sixth of seven videos on the factors that affect the climate explains and tests this theory. It includes data collected from satellites, weather...
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How Much Warming?—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 5

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In the past century, the global temperature has climbed 10 times faster than the average rate of Ice Age recovery warming. The fifth video in a series of seven on factors that affect climate change discusses just how much global warming...
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Increased Emissions—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 4

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Earth naturally creates carbon dioxide, so how do we know the atmospheric increase is related to humans? The fourth video in a seven-part series explains the evidence that points to humans as a reason for this increase. The factors that...
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Greenhouse Gases—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 3

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Greenhouse gases prevent the earth from freezing over, so how do they cause global warming? The third installment in a seven-part series explains what greenhouse gases are, how they help us, and why they are important. It links an...
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Is Earth Warming?—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What does it mean when scientists say the earth is warming? The second video in a seven-part series explains how scientists measure the temperature of the entire Earth. It links to factors that affect climate change through discussions...
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What is Climate?—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In 1896, Svante Arrhenius discovered the connection between human carbon dioxide emissions and global warming. Over 100 years later, it is worse than he predicted, yet the science continues to support his findings. Now we know there are...
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Mitigation Simulator

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The United States has more per capita emissions than any other country in the world. An eye-opening simulation encourages users to explore environmental goals and factors that affect climate change by balancing different priorities....
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CO2 and Temperature

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Scientists can model global surface temperature with and without considering human emissions, but does do these factors really make a difference? Two interactive graphs demonstrate some factors that affect climate change. The first graph...
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Climate, Corals and Change

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Global warming isn't just an issue on land; deep ocean waters are also showing troubling signs. Young scientists learn more about deep water corals and the many recent discoveries researchers have made. Then they examine data related to...
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How Burning Fossil Fuels Leads to Climate Change

For Students 9th - 12th
Do our vehicles really contribute to global warming? In part five of an eight-video series, pupils learn the mechanisms by which car emissions turn into greenhouse gases. Through animation, the class sees how the natural greenhouse...
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Global Warming - Effects on the Environment

For Students 9th - 12th
Is Earth becoming too hot to handle? The third installment in a series of eight videos about global warming and the carbon cycle describes the changes to Earth's natural balance as a result of rising average temperatures. Young...
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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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Greenhouse Effect

For Teachers 5th - 11th Standards
A greenhouse provides additional warmth and protection to the plants inside, but what if the greenhouse gets too hot? Pupils discuss and experiment with the difference between natural and anthropogenic greenhouse effect. They measure the...
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Water is a Heat Sink

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
One of the key objectives of Europe's Copernicus Earth program is to monitor the temperatures of the oceans and seas on Earth. Young scholars learn the effects of different heat capacities through two experiments. These experiments...
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Global Warming of the Atmosphere

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Scientists know the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere today is higher than at any point in the last 800,000 years. Scholars learn about the amount of thermic radiation absorbed by air and what happens to the rest of the...
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Oceans on the Rise

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Temperature rises and land disappears! Through a lab exploration, learners understand the effect of temperature increase on water similar to the effect of global warming on our oceans. As they heat the water in a flask, they measure the...
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Molar Volumes of Gases

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In the United States, motor vehicles cause around 75 percent of the carbon monoxide pollution, but how do we measure this pollution? The 21st video in a series of 30 discusses what we mean by molar volumes of gases. It covers why we need...
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The Methane Circus

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Step right up! An engaging research-centered lesson, the third in a series of six, has young archaeologists study the amazing animals of the Cambrian explosion. Working in groups, they profile a breathtaking and odd creature and learn...
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Oceans as a Heat Reservoir

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Oceans absorb half of the carbon dioxide and 80 percent of the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. Scholars learn how and why the oceans store heat more effectively than land and how they help mitigate global warming. Pupils...
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Why Humans Are so Bad at Thinking about Climate Change

For Students 6th - 12th
Climate change is in the news more than ever these days, and it will increasingly continue to be a hot topic in the future. Watch a video that proposes different ways people can begin to think about climate change in order to address...
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At-Risk Communities

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Waiting to Move," a photo essay by Ciril Jazbec, brings into sharp focus the threats posed by climate change. Class members examine images of Shishmaref Island and the Native Alaskan Inupiate coastal villages that are impacted by rising...
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El Niño and Global Warming

For Students 7th - 12th
Investigate the relationship between global warming and El Nino. The first installment of a four-part series on weather and climate looks at how El Nino occurs and the climate effects of El Nino events. A PowerPoint presentation and...
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Climate Change: The Debate — A Structured Controversy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
There is more carbon dioxide in our atmosphere now than there has been at any point in the last 800,000 years! The last instructional activity in the series of five allows pairs to show what they have learned by defending the stance on...
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Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming: What is the Evidence?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
China, the United States, Russia, India, and Japan each emit more than billion tons of carbon dioxide very year. The first installment in a series of five lessons investigates a myriad of data to relate carbon dioxide levels and global...
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Causes and Effects of Climate Change

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Wrap-up a unit on global climate change with a instructional activity that examines the causes and effects of climate change. Learners fill out a chart that represents what they think causes climate change—natural and human-based—and...
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Albedo, Reflectivity, and Absorption

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What is reflectivity, and what does it have to do with the Earth's climate? As reflectivity is measured by albedo, scientists can gather information on Earth's energy balances that relate to global warming or climate change. Budding...
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Air Pollution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Seventy percent of the air pollution in China is due to car exhaust. Under the umbrella of environmental chemistry, learners extensively explore air pollution. From the makeup of our atmosphere to sources of major air pollutants, classes...
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What Can Your Class Do?

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Inspire scholars to do their part for planet Earth with a read-aloud of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, and variety of activities designed to boost the environmental activist in us all. Activities include writing poems about the Earth, sorting...
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Beat the Heat

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore greenhouse effect and climate change through a 15-day unit. Scholars learn about these STEM concepts by researching, conducting surveys, experimenting, and collaborating with experts in the field. They frequently communicate...
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Earth's Atmosphere

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ozone gas absorbs the harmful UV-B rays and helps protect humans. An informative presentation begins with the layers of the earth's atmosphere, the pressure and temperature in each of the layers, the ozone layer, the ozone cycle, and the...
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Climate Change

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Due to climate change, by 2030, food prices could increase by 20-30 percent. The narrator explores climate change and focuses on its effects, not on its causes or validity. He discusses the five scariest effects of climate change and...
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Svalbard Islands and Our Community

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The LeConte glacier, located in Alaska, has retreated 2.5 miles over the last 80 years. Through an inquiry-based activity, individuals analyze glaciers found throughout the world and their changes over time. They then measure a model of...
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A Vanishing Island

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The effects of rising sea levels on Isle de Jean Charles, located off the coast of Louisiana, are documented in Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee's poignant short video. Viewers are asked to consider not only the plight of residents but also what...
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Witnessing Icebergs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Camille Seaman's photoessay, "Witnessing Icebergs" documents just a tip of the problem of climate change through images of icebergs in both the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions. After viewing the haunting images, viewers respond to a...
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An Inconvenient Truth in the Classroom

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Global warming — what a hot topic! A thorough unit challenges learners to research, read, explore, and write about carbon, its role and increasing nature in our atmosphere, and how global warming is affecting lives and environments...
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Global Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The greenhouse effect and its relationship to global warming is the focus of an activity that asks class member to consider the effects of climate change on weather. Pupils work with their families to determine their carbon footprints...
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The Carbon Cycle Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wanted to be an atom of carbon? The lesson allows each student to be an atom of carbon in the carbon cycle. First, they follow through the cycle as it existed before human interference. Then, they try the same activity, but...
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How Do Carbon Dioxide Concentrations in the Atmosphere Affect Global Climate?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Does carbon dioxide really affect temperatures across the world? This fifth installment in a six-part series investigates the relationship between carbon dioxide and global temperatures. Graphs created from genuine data help young...
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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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Citizen Climate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many of the leading scientists in the world are studying climate change, and your learners can join in the discussion with a unit from the Will Steger Foundation. High schoolers work on eight lessons that focus on different aspect of...
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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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Ocean Life

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Our oceans are composed of many complex relationships. Young oceanographers explore relationships between organisms, understand the world ocean's currents, and discover the effects of water pollution and how it behaves. There are three...
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Pollution & Evolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Bring together a study of two major scientific topics with a lesson on the relationship between pollution and evolution. With the help of a PowerPoint presentation, hands-on activity. and class demonstration young scientists learn how...
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Climate Change - Who's In Control?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
How can both individuals and governments respond to climate change and take responsibility to reduce its effects on our environment? Here you will find three lessons filled with discussion, debate, and role-playing...
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Floating Garden Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Climate change is affecting communities living in riverside areas by flooding land where crops used to grow. Using an array of instructional materials provided in this resource, you will have the opportunity to task your critical...
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Why the Arctic Is Climate Change's Canary in the Coal Mine

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What happens in the Arctic doesn't always stay in the Arctic. Follow along with this short video as it investigates how small changes in the temperature of Arctic regions can have dramatic effects on the global climate through a series...
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Cloudy Climate Change: How Clouds Affect Earth's Temperature

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
While clouds may not make for the most enjoyable weather, they play an important role when it comes to regulating the temperature of the earth. Watch this video and learn how these giant masses of water droplets actually help to cool the...
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How to Create Cleaner Coal

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's easy to take for granted the the importance of electricity in modern society, and even easier to overlook the environmental cost that is paid for all that energy. Watch as this video explores the detrimental impact burning coal has...
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Is Our Climate Headed for a Mathematical Tipping Point?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Raising the global temperature by two degrees may not seem like much, but the impact this would have on the planet is amazing. Follow along with this short video as it examines how even a small change to a system can turn its regular,...
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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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How Many Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide...?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here is an interesting infographic that presents information on the amount of carbon dioxide we can safely release into the atmosphere compared to the actual amount we have released to date.
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Connecting Ecosystems & Climate

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Collaborators sort a set of cards into biotic and abiotic categories. Then, as a class, they discuss their work and relate each of the abiotic components to climate change. Finally, they form a web of components by connecting those that...
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Bearly Any Ice

For Teachers 5th - 8th
After reviewing food chains, your class members participate in an arctic predator-prey game that exemplifies the impact of climate change of food availability. If you are in a hurry, skip this lesson, but if you have the time to...
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Tree Rings: Living Records of Climate

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Open with a discussion on weather and climate and then explain how tree rings can provide scientists with information about the earth's past climate. Pupils analyze graphics of simulated tree rings from various US locations for the...
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Mapping Greenhouse Gas Emissions Where You Live

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
After investigating the US Environmental Protection Agency's climate change website, your environmental studies students discuss greenhouse gas emissions. They use an online interactive tool to look at data from power production...
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Getting to the Core: The Link Between Temperature and Carbon Dioxide

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Polar ice samples provide scientists with valuable information about the condition of the atmosphere for hundreds of thousands of years in the past. Of particular interest is the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its...
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Introduction to Climate

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Begin a full activity on climate change by demonstrating how carbon dioxide gas contributes to increased temperatures. Be aware that pressure inside the antacid-containing bottle in Activity 2 may cause the lid to fly off; keep viewers...
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One Ocean: It Matters!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is the first of four poignant lessons on how humans and oceans interact, even if people live far from the coast. This particular lesson also examines studies that are taking place in Antarctica of how climate change is affecting the...
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What is My Carbon Footprint?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a lesson that walks youth through an online carbon footprint calculator produced by the University of California, Berkeley. Once learners finish inputting information, they compete a worksheet with the results. This is simple,...
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Climate Change Inquiry Lab

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
With global temperatures on the rise faster than ever recorded, the effects of a heating planet could be devastating. Allow learners to discover just what the world is in store for if the warming continues through a series of videos, a...
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Healthy Earth, Sick Earth

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Earth is sick and needs our help! Read the children's book Planet Earth Gets Well to explain the various problems facing the planet, discussing what young conservationists can do to heal the planet along the way. A great Earth Day...
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Comparing Light Bulbs

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
An average home produces twice as many emissions as an average car. Teach your class how to reduce energy consumption by replacing standard incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs. Perform an experiment to compare...
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Earth : Climate Change & The Global Ocean

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Changes to the earth's atmosphere can cause environmental change; they can also affect the ocean. Learn how satellite images show scientists what changes are occurring under the surface of the ocean. They can detect temperature shifts,...
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Monitoring Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How is climate change monitored? See the infrared monitors and chemical sensors along with air samples that are used. Climatologists are constantly testing air quality to compare it to previous years. Show your environmental science...
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2 Degrees Warmer: Ocean Life in Danger

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This follow-up to "Could Just One Degree..." explains the major changes that would occur if the earth's climate continues to rise. See as many animals and their habitats are affected, continuing to "3 Degrees Warmer..." as more and more...
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Global Warming 101

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A basic explanation of global warming is shown in this clip. The video wraps up with a few tips on how to reduce greenhouse emissions. Show your environmental or biology class what global warming is and how the earth is affected.
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Arctic Melt Time Lapse

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Arctic melt is revealed in this dramatic video that shows an arctic ice cap becoming open sea and islands. Its effects on polar bears are narrated. Great for an environmental studies class or simply to raise awareness of global warming.
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4 Degrees Warmer: Great Cities Wash Away

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Our planet, if four-degrees warmer, will be "unrecognizable" according to one scientist. Flooding will be rampant and rivers like the Ganges will self-destruct. See what else could happen in "5 Degrees Warmer..." following this clip.
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5 Degrees Warmer: Civilization Collapses

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Imagine the world five degrees warmer: large, uninhabitable deserts span across the globe, forcing refugees to flee to cooler areas with water. Human civilization may very well diminish as social systems break down and people turn...
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3 Degrees Warmer: Heat Wave Fatalities

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A three-degree difference changes places like the Mediterranean to look like the Middle East. Extreme weather patterns such as El Nino become the norm. An extreme heat wave in Paris just recently gave us a taste of what warmer weather...
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Could Just One Degree Change the World?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A one-degree change in the earth's climate does not seem like a problem, but the rate at which our climate is changing is frightening. Of all the recorded temperature changes, our planet is currently warmer than it has ever been. If the...
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El Niño ~ The Return of El Niño

For Teachers 7th - 12th
El Niño sure creates a stir when it comes around! Why not stir up your earth science class with this data analysis activity that examines the temperature and precipitation over the 2002-2003 water year. A tracking chart is provided...
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Major Greenhouse Gases

For Students 5th - 8th
Here is a worksheet that outlines the main causes of the production of greehnouse gases. There are seven gases listed, and learners must research and write down the main way in which humans produce that gas. This is an ambitious task,...
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What Science Suggests About 'Weather Weirding'

For Students 4th - 8th
Here is an activity that you can use to help upper elementary or middle schoolers to meet Common Core literacy standards for science and technology. Youngsters read the article on extreme weather patterns, "Weather Runs Hot and Cold, So...
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Steinbeck and Ecology

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Does The Grapes of Wrath hold as much relevance today as it did in the 1930s? Use this presentation to introduce John Steinbeck and one of his greatest novels. The author of this presentation encourages a connection between the Dust Bowl...
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The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students analyze the impact of climate variability and change utilizing a broad span of topics over a wide range of grade levels. This three lesson unit is easily adapted for the various instructional levels listed.
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Greenhouse Gases

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Although the worksheet for the lab activity is not included, this is an activating activity for your class to do when learning about the greenhouse effect. They lay three thermometers underneath a lamp: one out in the open, one under a...
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Populations and Human Impact on the Ecosystem

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A respectful resource is available to support your ecology lecture. Introduce the population concepts of limiting factors and carrying capacity and then examine the example of a deer population in northern Arizona. Take a look at the...
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Global Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine an environmental issue. In this global studies lesson plan, students read an article entitled, "Global Climate Change," and respond to the discussion questions that accompany it.
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Coral Bleaching in the Caribbean

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students practice analyzing images, maps and graphs from Internet-based educational resources. They explore the correlation between sea surface temperature and coral bleaching. Students comprehend that coral reefs are collections of tiny...
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Thermal Expansion and Sea Level Rise

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Placing a thermometer and a glass tube into a flask of cold water and sealing it, you can expose it to heat and very visually demonstrate thermal expansion to your earth science class. Follow it with a discussion about how the increasing...
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Changing Planet: The Case of the Leaky Gyre

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The fascinating video "Changing Planet: Fresh Water in the Arctic," introduces your oceanographers to the world's gyres. They learn that melting sea ice is making the gyres larger, and that the changes could, in turn, contribute even...
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Changing Planet: Withering Plants - Stressing Over Lost Water

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Expectant earth scientists examine the bottom side of a leaf and learn the role of the stomata. They consider the gas exchange that occurs through these structures and relate how the climate is changing to its impact on food crops. This...
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Changing Planet: Melting Glaciers

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Resource links to a video, satellite images, data, and photographs of glaciers provide emerging earth scientists the opportunity to examine how the ice has been retreating over the years. A data table is included for pupils to record...
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AP: Chapter 54: Ecosystems

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
A lot of learning is packed into these 23 questions about ecosystems. Advanced biology classes apply their knowledge of communities, productivity, biogeochemical cycles, and human impact on the environment by writing short answers for...
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Environmental Issues Vocabulary and Speaking Exercise

For Students 6th - 8th
Eight color graphics fill the top half of this page. Each of them is meant to represent a different environmental topic: poaching, deforestation, pollution, etc. Youngsters associate vocabulary terms with each graphic and then answer...
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Chapter 24 Worksheet & Reading Guide

For Students 9th - 12th
Written as a reading guide for a particular textbook, this can be used for any ecology course. Just change the title, and you can use the short-answer questions to query learners on population dynamics, carrying capacity, and ecological...
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Polar Bears in Peril - Climate Change Culprit?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the changes in sea ice over several years. In this life science lesson, students review and examine 20 years of data. They use Excel to graph data and analyze trends.
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Changing Global Climate

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Take a good look at the world around you, is it changing? This presentation poses several excellent questions, provides images for comparison, and statistical data to analyze. This is an interactive Q & A style presentation that...
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The Kyoto Treaty

For Teachers 9th - 11th
What are large industrialized nations doing about greenhouse gas emissions? Some have signed the Kyoto Treaty and promised to reduce emissions in order to slow the global warming process. This slide show presents information, statistics,...
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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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You CAN Make a Difference

For Students 7th - 9th
Discover new ways to save energy with these suggestions! The next generation can read a list of ways to reduce one's carbon footprint and respond to questions in the margin. A few key terms are neatly organized in a vocabulary section...
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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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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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Coal, Oil and Gas Hydrocarbons

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Where do the hydrocarbons we use for energy come from? Science scholars learn the origins of our fossil fuels in a short video. The animated video includes information on how fossil fuels formed, their uses, and how a number of useful...
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The Big Meltdown

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Explore the world (our world) of melting ice caps. Why are these caps melting? What is the effect of melting ice caps? Dive into the ever-present issue of global warming with a resource that has learners looking at data and participating...
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The Carbon Cycle - What are its Implications for Climate Policy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The carbon cycle isn't a bike which produces carbon and this lesson plan explains why. Through reading and discussion, groups of pupils create visual explanations of the four parts of the carbon dioxide oxygen cycle. Activities...
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What is Drought? No Rain, No Water

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
How can climate change affect our water supply? Have kids read a passage about the water cycle and water conservation, which includes six questions that challenge them to use context clues.
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The Networked Beauty of Forests

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Forests are like Facebook, a social network of trees and other organisms that support and provide for each other. Professor Suzanne Simard describes how forests are wired for healing, but that they need our help. This video would be a...
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6 Degrees Warmer: Mass Extinction?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this final clip of climate change by National Geographic, a "doomsday scenario" is shown. Truly, six degrees difference will change the world as we know it, having devastating effects on all life forms. Let's prevent this by making...
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Using Real-Life Data to Understand Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Combine math and science by having your middle schoolers calculate standard deviations using Earth's annual average temperatures from 1970 to 2004. In the process, learners get to examine trends as well. If computers are available, they...
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On The Causes of The Dust Bowl

For Teachers Higher Ed
Here's a new twist on the causes and focus of the 1930s Dust Bowl. Looking to be a part of an intense climate study, the presentation offers maps and explanations for the causes of the Dust Bowl. Global warming, drought, and climate...
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Energy and Conservation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Touching upon energy sources and the causes of pollution, this PowerPoint could be expanded. For example, it describes the greehnouse effect and the problems associated with global warming, but does not indicate that the greenhouse...
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Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students examine the potential impact of climate change to agriculture, coastal areas, forests, water, and human health. They hypothesize what might happen to a sugar maple forest and hold a debate about global warming.
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Lifesaving Layers-Earth's Atmosphere

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students gain a detailed comprehension of the layers of Earth's atmosphere. They represent their knowledge visually in a standing exhibit. Students compose a key to explain their visual display. They research the effect of global warming...
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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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March of the Polar Bears: Global Change, Sea Ice, and Wildlife Migration

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars study global change and how these changes impact wildlife.  In this polar bears  instructional activity students analyze maps and data to understand climate change. 
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Scientific Investigation of Sea Ice Thickness

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the importance of global ocean currents, sea water chemistry, and cultural issues surrounding sea ice. In the field, students travel to the floe edge with their teacher and an elder to drill holes in the ice and measure...
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Human Population - Worksheet and Reading Guide

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Stretch young environmentalists' minds with the ten questions in this worksheet. Though written as a reading guide, most of the questions can follow a lecture on human population dynamics and environmental impact. You will need to...
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Life in the Freezer

For Teachers 5th - 8th
In this global warming worksheet, climatologists examine a few possible results of climate change. There is no specific reading from which learners extrapolate the information needed to answer the questions, so you will need to preface...
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The Greenhouse Effect

For Students 5th - 8th
Ten short-answer questions give earth science learners an opportunity to explain the greenhouse effect and possible problems caused by the increase of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. The last two questions ask learners to refer to...
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Rate of Coral Growth

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Using a table of information provided, middle school marine biologists chart data on a graph to determine the impact of water depth on coral growth in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Then they answer questions that connect the data to...
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Current Weather

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A great year around activity that shows young mathematicians how the math skills they are learning are actually used in the real world. This exercise also helps learners begin to distinguish the difference between weather and climate. As...
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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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High Wire Magazine: Turning Points

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Develop and strengthen reading comprehension strategies through this comprehensive teaching guide. Your learners will practice making text connections, inferences, predictions, and more using reading passages from the teen-appropriate...
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Climatic Changes

For Students 6th - 8th
Investigate the greenhouse effect and global warming with this weather instructional activity: scholars describe the seasonal variations of temperature and day length at its greatest and its least. Then they describe the effects of El...
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Global Warming - The Heat is On: Global Climate Change Revisited

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After listening to your lecture on climate change, young scientists access NOAA's database listing Mauna Loa's carbon dioxide data. They graph the monthly means and then compare their graphs to NOAA's. This is a concise plan that could...
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Crafting a Fair Climate Agreement

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Evaluate the effectiveness of Kyoto Protocol in addressing the issue of global warming. In this global warming lesson, learners compare the pros and cons of the cap-and-trade system versus a carbon tax, as well as other possible...
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The heat is on!

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Learners study the effects of global warming on the environment.
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Radiation and Controlling Heat Flow

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and its effect on how heat is contained is summarized here. The flow of heat is explained with details about insulation and conduction. There are diagrams of heat circulation on a global level and...
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California Suit on Car Greenhouse Gases Dismissed

For Teachers 8th - 12th
After reading an (attached) article about greenhouse gases, students reply to six questions about what they've learned. This activity would fit well into an environmental science class, a government class, or a current events class...
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My Carbon Footprint: Middle School Curriculum

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A three-part module tasks scholars with examining the difference between weather and climate while exploring climate variability. They then learn about carbon footprints and the life cycle of electronics before ending with a discussion...
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Accessing Prior Knowledge: Global Climate Change Survey

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Begin a unit on weather and climate change by assessing prior knowledge of the topic. Learners respond to a survey with questions that ask what they think causes climate change, the effects of climate change, and if it is important to...
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Action Projects Gallery

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In collaborative groups, mindful environmental studies students select and participate in an action project to increase awareness or contribute to minimizing global warming. Seven categories are provided to choose from. Learners research...
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Global Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is an extensive reading resource that addresses our climate change crisis. It thoroughly explains the greenhouse effect, related Earth cycles, and the history of climate change. Use it as part of the intended unit, published by the...
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Weather and Climate: What's the Difference?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Future weather forecasters collect daily temperatures over a period of time. Afterward, they compare their data with monthly averages, as researched on national weather websites, in order to grasp the difference between weather and...
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Glaciers: Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Cooperative groups compare pairs of photos of Alaskan glaciers. They match a historical photo to the recent photo of the same glacier. The class discusses what conditions are necessary for glaciers to retreat. This abbreviated activity...
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Global Warming Webquest- Energy Expert

For Students 6th - 7th
In this energy and global warming worksheet, learners 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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Glaciers: Then and Now

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A large data table is given to your elementary earth scientists in which they record observations that they make while viewing pictures of Alaskan glaciers. They compare and contrast recent photos with older photos. Hold a discussion...
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The Environment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the issues that influence our environment and research ways to decrease the negative impact that humans have on the environment. Misconceptions about environmental issues are addressed in this lesson.
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The Atmosphere Then and Now

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students recall details about the formation of the earth and early atmosphere. They name the layers of the atmosphere and compare amounts of atmospheric nitrogen, oxygen, and argon. Formulate questions about global warming.
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Global Meltdown

For Students 6th - 10th
In this environmental science lesson, students study data and animation on global temperature increase to complete 8 short answer questions that follow.
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Solar Effects on Global Warming

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore the greenhouse effect and how it affects our climate.  In this global warming lesson students draw the sun and label features and describe the effects of the sun's energy on the world. 
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Global Warming and Hurricanes: Is an Increase in the Number of Stronger Hurricanes an Indicator of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders investigate whether stronger hurricanes are signs of global warming. In this environmental science lesson plan, 9th graders research both sides of the issue about global warming. They debate for or against this issue in class.
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Does Global Warming Increase the Intensity of Atmospheric Natural Disasters?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study global warming by communicating the problem, process and solutions.  In this global lesson students use graphs, research and write a critical stance on natural disasters.
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The Greenhouse Effect and Me: How Do We Affect Each Other?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders create a model of greenhouse effect in the lab. In this integrated science instructional activity, 9th graders investigate the different variables affecting this condition. They research about global warming and prepare a...