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Scholastic

Study Jams! Biomes

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Do you know the difference between a biome and an ecosystem? Teach elementary ecologists exactly what a biome is with this captivating cartoon! It discusses six biomes: taiga, tundra, deciduous forest, desert, tropical rainforest, and...
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Assessment
New York State Education Department

Regents High School Examination: Earth Science - June 2006

For Students 9th - 12th
In this earth science worksheet, students answer fifty multiple choice questions and thirty-three short answer questions in preparation for the earth science final exam.
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NASA

Cloudy vs. Clear - Maps

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Find out the science of how clouds keep Earth cooler on hot days. Using guided discussions, investigators analyze and interpret maps of how much solar energy Earth receives at different times of the year. Participants draw conclusions...
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NASA

Comparing Temperature and Solar Radiation for Common Latitudes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
There's snow much to learn! Excited individuals use real-world data to discover how latitude affects the odds of a snow day. Scientists compare latitude, solar radiation, and temperature using NASA data for several locations....
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NASA

Using Models in Climate Change Research

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore models through the relevant lens of climate change! Investigators watch a video about using models and their application for evaluating temperature data and climate change. Scientists read an article on climate change and answer...
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Unit Plan
National Park Service

Climate Science in Focus: A Streamflow River Study

For Teachers 9th Standards
Data speaks, but it's our job to determine what it's trying to say. Young scientists explore the changes in weather and climate using data from the Yosemite National Park in a six-day unit. Learners first compare weather and climate and...
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Activity
American Museum of Natural History

Make Your Own Weather Station

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars build a weather station equipped with a wind vane, rain gauge, and barometer. Following an informative page about the weather, learners follow steps to build their pieces then turn into meteorologists to chart the weather they...
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PBS

House Warming

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Things should heat up during a hands-on lesson exploring solar energy. An enlightening activity challenges young scientists to design a structure that collects solar energy efficiently. They keep track of temperature data over time and...
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DocsTeach

Birth of the Environmental Protection Agency

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Seeing is believing when it comes to climate change. An informative activity explores the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its efforts to document environmental issues with photographs. Academics match images...
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NASA

The Big Climate Change Experiment Lesson 5: Climate Change Narratives

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
And now moving on to the next story. The last of five lessons in Unit 1: The Big Climate Change Experiment requires groups to create a script for a news segment on climate change. They either make a video of their story or conduct a live...
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NASA

The Big Climate Change Experiment Lesson 4: Weather Versus Climate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Decide whether to learn about weather. An illuminating instructional activity has scholars first watch video clips and discuss the difference between weather and climate. Using their newfound knowledge, they create analogies to...
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NASA

The Big Climate Change Experiment Lesson 3: Climate Change Lines of Evidence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Consider the preponderance of evidence when making a verdict. The third of five lessons in Unit 1: The Big Climate Change Experiment focuses on the evidence for climate change. Learners study graphs, diagrams, and pictures regarding...
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NASA

The Big Climate Change Experiment Lesson 2: The Influence of Climate on Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
No conversation about culture is complete without considering climate. Scholars first view videos of climate witnesses who describe the climate in their regions and how climate change affects their daily lives. They then write essays or...
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Lesson Plan
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

A Student Exploration of the Global Impacts of Climate Change on Human HealthVector-Borne Diseases

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Develop an understanding of how climate change affects humans' health. The class lists what they know about climate change and its connection to disease and then read sections of an article providing specific details on how climate...
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NASA

The Big Climate Change Experiment Lesson 1: Pre-Exploration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Most have heard of climate change, but what does it really mean? Scholars first answer a set of pre-assessment questions about climate change to help instructors gauge how much they know. They listen to a video lecture, watch a news...
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NASA

Keeping Nine Eyes on the Weather

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a look at climate change from another angle. Readers learn about the MISR instrument on the Terra satellite and how it studies Earth. Pupils experience how the multiple cameras give scientists multiple views so they can better study...
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American Museum of Natural History

Take the Climate Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Climate and weather are often confused. Pupils answer questions online to review concepts related to climate and weather changes. They get immediate feedback and additional facts with each question. The lesson is appropriate as a remote...
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Website
American Museum of Natural History

What Is Climate Change?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
So many factors show that climate change has arrived. Learners read through an online resource that explains the data and the consequences of climate change. They also review strategies for slowing or even reversing the global influence.
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American Museum of Natural History

Tornadoes Spinning Thunderstorms

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Tornado winds can reach more than 200 miles per hour. Learners explore wind speeds and more characteristics of tornadoes with an online lesson. They learn how tornadoes form and how scientists attempt to predict them. Can be used as an...
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American Museum of Natural History

Are YOU Cut Out for Antarctica?

For Students 6th - 12th
Negative 80 degrees Fahrenheit, you say? Scholars complete a quiz to gauge their adaptability to the extreme climate of Antarctica. The quiz scored online gives them feedback of their likelihood of surviving in Antarctica.
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Activity
Yale University

inspireED Innovator's Guide

For Students K - Higher Ed
Educators and scholars come together to build a team of go-getters striving for positive change in their school and community. Become an insipreED team with this handy guide designed to get you started. Sixty pages outline the who, what,...
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Chicago Botanic Garden

Plant Phenology Data Analysis

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Studying data over time can paint a pretty interesting picture. Learners use data they collected in the previous lesson to compare to historical data in a similar region. They graph the data of the first bloom of a specific species over...
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Chicago Botanic Garden

Seasons of a Plant

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Reading the cues from nature can be as much an art as a science. The second installment in a six-part unit on climate teaches learners that environmental and biological events have significance. They first learn the difference between...
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National Wildlife Federation

Life in the Cold: Climate Challenges

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
What does it take to make it in the Arctic? Learners examine the cold weather adaptations of a polar bear that help it survive. With everyday objects, they model these characteristics as they become make-shift polar bears. Modeling helps...