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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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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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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
A four-lesson collection asks high schoolers to consider their role in climate change. They study the carbon cycle, the role of greenhouse gases, factors that effect the rates of photosynthesis and respiration, and the services...
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Everest Education Expedition

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young explorers investigate the biodiversity of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Mountain ecosystem through hands-on and interactive activities. They examine the effects of climate change on the mountains, analyze maps, take a virtual...
7 Items in Collection
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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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Global Atmospheric Change

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This is an extensive set of 12 lessons investigating the earth's atmosphere, energy, and the carbon cycle. Intended for upper-elementary age students, you'll find everything you need here including teacher notes, handouts, slide...
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Ghost Town

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Around 93 percent of the reefs on Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been bleached, and almost one quarter of them are now dead. Scholars research the sea temperatures, especially around the areas with coral reefs, to make connections...
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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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Construction of a Microscale Fuel Cell

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Fuel cells are being called the "energy source" of the future. Allow your high school chemistry class to construct a miscroscale fuel cell, complete with all components to generate energy. This engaging activity will allow them to apply...
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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...
3 In 3 Collections
PD Learning Network

Life-Cycle Thinking and Personal Carbon Footprint

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
A comprehensive activity on product life cycle, energy consumption, and personal carbon footprint is described in this resource. Lead high school environmental science buffs through the complex process of product production and...
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CO2: How Much Do You Spew?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Split your earth science or environmental studies class into groups and give each a scenario card. Scenario cards describe the lifestyles of 10 different fictitious families, focusing on their energy usage. Carbon dioxide emissions are...
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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...
1 In 1 Collection
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Streetfilms' Moving Beyond the Automobile

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
This is an exceptional series that you can use in an environmental or engineering unit. There are four lessons: "Sustainable Transportation," "Designing for Safety," "Changing the Landscape," and "Engaging in Policy." Each lesson...
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Lights at Night Webquest

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Help learners find ways to become more efficient energy consumers. To start, individuals research how different countries address energy efficiency and then analyze their own carbon footprint. They use their research to identify ways to...
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Coral Reefs and Climate Change

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Coral reefs cover less than one percent of the ocean floor, yet more than 25 percent of marine life lives in coral reefs. A colorful, engaging video describes the health of coral reefs and why the formations matter. The first lesson in a...
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Buses and Biofuels: Sustainable Transportation

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
One-third of all carbon emissions comes from transportation in the United States. The third lesson in a 13-part series on Exploring Energy offers ideas on how to reduce emissions from cars, airplanes, large trucks, and more. 
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The Carbon Crunch

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Carbon is in the air; should we care? Teach the class why it is important to pay attention to carbon levels and how the world population and various countries across the globe affect the carbon levels in the atmosphere. High schoolers...
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Climb into Action!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Climate change affects even the largest and intimidating of landforms—even Mount Everest! A resource helps teach learners the connection between global climate change and its effects on Earth. Activities include videos, class discussion,...
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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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DemDebate Secret Video: What the US Promised in Paris

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What did the US say we would accomplish to reduce greenhouse gases during the Paris Climate Agreement? Pupils watch a short video, one of two made to debut during the 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate debate. The video summarizes...
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Economic, Environmental, and Social Effects of Biofuels

For Students 9th - 12th
Analyze the socioeconomic advantages and disadvantages of biofuels. Although generating fuel from living organisms seems to be a good idea, there are many implications to consider. A thorough video lesson helps learners examine these...
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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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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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Carbon Footprints

For Students 9th - 12th
Can one person really make a difference in the battle to reduce global warming? Absolutely! Viewers explore ideas for making less of an impact on our planet in the sixth installment of an eight-video series. Topics range from modes of...
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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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Your Family’s Carbon Footprint

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
A big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is livestock, so the less meat you eat, the lower your carbon footprint! During instructional activity four in the series of five, learners calculate their and their families' carbon...
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions — Natural and Human Causes

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What impact do humans have on greenhouse gas emissions? What are the natural causes of these gasses? Thanks to the carbon cycle, carbon dioxide eats away at the earth's atmosphere with the intensified help of humans. Young scientists...
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Climate Science: What You Need To Know

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Win any argument in support of climate change thanks to a video from PBS Digital Studios. Viewers learn the 24 steps to explain climate change and information to counter claims denying climate change.
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Understanding Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The young scientists in your class will appreciate a resource about different elements of climate change. The packet includes factual materials, informational text, and clear visuals, perfect for sharing with your environmental science...
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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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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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Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty with this elementary and middle school compost lesson plan. All you need is a large plastic container, a couple old newspapers, some organic waste, and a few hundred worms and you're ready...
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What Can We Do?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Motivate young conservationists to stand up and make a change. After learning about the efforts in Cascade Nation Park to reduce carbon emissions in order to preserve the wilderness, students work in groups creating action plans for...
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Greenhouse Gas Guzzlers

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Teams of six to eight players imagine that they are driving in a vehicle and collect balls that represent carbon dioxide emissions based on their different activities. "Greenhouse Gas Guzzler" cards tell teams how many balls to collect...
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PD Learning Network

Greenhouse Gas Game

For Teachers 7th - 12th
You will need to gather a number of tokens, bags, and other various game components in order to incorporate this activity into your curriculum. Different tokens represent carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Printable 8.5"x11"...
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The Right Balance: Mixing Energy Resources

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A class discussion of the various combinations of energy resources used in our country opens this lesson. In cooperative groups, learners analyze data on conversion efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions for different combinations....
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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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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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A Matter of Accountability

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils conduct a mock trial focusing on environmental accountability of industrialized nations. As an example, they evaluate evidence provided on carbon dioxide emissions. They participate in a mock trial of industrialized nations by 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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Planet Carbon

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Carbon is essential to life; yet, too much carbon will stifle life here on Earth. Our planet hangs in a delicate balance and the increased greenhouse gases threaten to harm the environment. Now that we have recognized human contribution,...
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Calculating Your Foodometer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore environmental issues by completing a food production class activity. In this carbon footprint lesson plan, students discuss the types of foods they eat, where they come from and what types of methods are used to...
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Carbon Footprint

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students calculate their own carbon footprint. In this environmental science instructional activity, students explain the consequences of global warming. They research ways to mitigate climate change by reducing carbon footprints.
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Are You an Energy Efficient Consumer?

For Students 7th - 10th
In this energy consumption worksheet, learners use on line resources to explore the energy use by different countries around the world. Students compare the amount of light emitted by different countries and their carbon dioxide...
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Zoo Poo

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners use Internet research to determine the amount of carbon dioxide produced per unit energy for biomass and coal. In this alternative energy lesson plan, students research to find out how much energy and carbon dioxide several coal...
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How Cheeseburgers Impact the Oceans

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers study the carbon emissions and carbon footprint associated with cheeseburger production. In this carbon emissions and carbon foot print lesson, students calculate the amount of energy that it takes to make a cheeseburger...
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Climate Change

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students identify the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions while recognizing links between energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. they Review U.S. policy efforts to cooperate internationally to combat climate change.
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Be Considerate of Others

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore the environment by participating in an outdoors activity. In this nature appreciation instructional activity, students discuss how to minimize their human imprint when experiencing nature. Students conduct a nature walk...
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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint to Help the Environment

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine their environment. In this carbon footprint lesson, students look at how he/she impacts their environment with the waste they create and the energy they use. As a class they read an article and listen to podcasts on how...
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Carbon Footprint Estimator

For Teachers K - 5th
Students discover what a Carbon Footprint represents. In this sustainable lifestyle lesson, students determine their Carbon Footprint as an individual and as a class. Students use a the Internet to calculate how many earths it would take...
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The Efficient City

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research and create a realistic plan for energy efficiency.  In this investigative lesson students answer questions and fill out a worksheet on energy. 
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Plugged in to CO2

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Young scholars use a meter to measure the energy used and carbon produced by electronics and appliances. In this environmental science and technology instructional activity, students use a Kill-A-Watt meter to determine the electricity...
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How The Atmosphere Changed

For Students 9th - 12th
Has Earth's atmosphere always been capable of supporting life? Discover how the air around us has evolved in the first video in a series of seven. Learners watch the amazing transformations that occurred within the atmosphere and the...
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Carbon Clean Up Obstacle Course

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Using hula hoops, bean bags, volleyballs, and boxes, little ones cooperate to simulate a reduction of carbon emissions. There are three different obstacles to compete in, making this a fun team challenge. In addition to carbon clean up,...
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Wedge Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the Carbon Mitigation Initiative by playing the Wedge Game. In this environmental science lesson, students discuss different strategies to reduce carbon emissions. They evaluate their strategies and rate...
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MOBILITY, Traveling Lightly: What’s My Footprint?

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Learners calculate their carbon footprint. For this environmental technology lesson, students listen to a lecture on climate change. Learners brainstorm solutions to reduce environmental impact based on travel options. Students calculate...
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E-Day : The Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Four Brits embark upon their own personal cycling tour in order to understand the carbon cycle and how we can live a low-carbon lifestyle. Local food is sought out along with other ways to reduce one's carbon footprint. Encourage your...
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Climate Chaos: Can We Produce Less Carbon Dioxide?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students brainstorm ways to reduce the use of fossil fuel. In this environmental lesson, students are asked to think of ways that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and thereby the contribution to climate change. The list is written...
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The Cricket and The Plant

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine determine the symbiotic relationship between plants and animals as the find ways to naturally reduce carbon dioxide emissions. They study the carbon cycle. They work with probe and graphing calculator to examine the...