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267 resources with the keyterm climate change

Lesson Planet

Climate Change Metaphors

For Teachers 4th - 9th
You will want to use this unique approach to increasing awareness of human impact on the environment. Each participant pulls an object out of a grab bag and comes up with a metaphor for how that object might represent or relate to the...
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Lesson Planet

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?...
Lesson Planet

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 instructional activity is a visit to a...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Carbon Dioxide & Krill: Impacts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What effects do temperature and carbon dioxide levels have on the zooplankton of Antarctica? This concluding lesson plan in a short unit on climate change and the ocean helps environmental scientists answer these questions. After...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Ocean Acidification: Whats and Hows

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Open this activity by demonstrating the production of acidic carbon dioxide gas by activated yeast. Emerging ecologists then experiment with seashells to discover the effect of ocean acidification on shelled marine organisms. They...
Lesson Planet

International Perspectives to Climate Change 2

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
A couple PowerPoint presentations are used to stimulate discussion about the perspectives of different countries on the issue of energy consumption. Afterward, they play a game in which each team is assigned a country, considers its...
Lesson Planet

International Perspectives to Climate Change 1

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
After a lecture about how the first industrial revolution triggered the path to climate change, your environmental studies class discusses what the impacts are. In a culminating activity, they get into groups and identify countries on a...
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Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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 lesson...
Lesson Planet

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 lesson outline even...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Torrents, Droughts, and Twisters - Oh My!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is causing the extreme weather happening around the planet? Middle and high schoolers read about climate change as a possible link to such phenomena. Then they form groups to discuss and research one of the types of weather events....
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Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Changing Planet: Rising Ocean Temperatures - Rising Sea Levels

For Teachers 5th - 9th
As an anticipatory set, young environmental technicians watch a video about how ocean temperatures seem to be changing along with the global climate. They perform a laboratory demonstration with the purpose of observing what happens to...
Lesson Planet

Changing Planet: Black Carbon - a Dusty Situation

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Introduce your young meteorologists to black carbon produced by the burning of fossil fuels by showing the video, "Changing Planet: Black Carbon." Viewers discover that deposition of this carbon on polar ice impacts the absorption of...
Lesson Planet

Changing Planet: Adaptation of Species (Birds and Butterflies)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
A video about the impact of climate change on butterfly populations and a PowerPoint about butterfly and bird adaptations warm science learners up for the activity to follow. Using a variety of tools that reprsent unique styles of bird...
Lesson Planet

Changing Planet: Permafrost Gas Leak

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pair earth scientists up to use an amazing online arctic portal mapping tool and Google Earth to analyze permafrost changes. They compare changes to data on atmospheric concentrations of methane to see if there is a correlation. Then...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Impacts of Climate Change on Caribou

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the effect of climate change on Caribou. In this earth science instructional activity, 11th graders brainstorm ways to adapt to a changing environment. They analyze data of caribou population estimates and...
Lesson Planet

Older Than Blue Babe

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students create a collage of the carbon cycle. In this earth science lesson plan, students explore the history and significance of permafrost. They analyze a graph of climate trends and explain how climate change and permafrost thaw are...
Lesson Planet

Write On!

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Help empower your class by learning about the editorial section of the newspaper. They will have the option to also write to a politician. The goal is to teach students how to speak-up and express their opinions on important issues....
Lesson Planet

Observing the Changes: The Warming of the North

For Teachers 1st - 7th
After reviewing the causes and effects of climate change, students become observers for "Plant Watch," a program to monitor the effects of climate change on plants. Students record blooming and leafing dates for selected local species...
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Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Carbon Sinks and Sources

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Earth or environmental science pupils are assigned to be carbon sources or sinks. They ask yes-or-no questions to try to figure out which one they are. Then they discuss ways people can have positive effects on the changing climate by...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Arctic Survivor

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This game-based lesson explores the impact of climate change on polar bear habitats. Learners become polar bears and role play the gathering of needs for survival. An included “Changes to Habitat Spinner” determines one of the results of...
Lesson Planet

Greenhouse Gas Line-Up

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Discuss different sources of energy and how much greenhouse gas each might emit. The six sources are then ranked according to emissions from greatest to least. Finally, the true cumulative emissions are revealed to show the class how...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Introduction to Climate

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Begin a full lesson 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 at...
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Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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,...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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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Lesson Planet

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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Lesson Planet

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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Lesson Planet

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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Lesson Planet

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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Lesson Planet

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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Lesson Planet

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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Lesson Planet

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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Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Stabilization Wedges Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Teamwork and critical thinking combine to for a creative lesson on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Ebullient environmental studies learners play a game in which they strategize how to place colorful energy wedges together to create a...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

The Influence of Human Activity on the Environment

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The surge in human population in the last 2,000 years, due in large part to better health care, has brought a surge in the demand for resources and in pollution. The graphics, photographs, and real-life examples in a thought-provoking...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

Changing Planet: Ocean Acidification - the Chemistry is Less than Basic!

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A video and laboratory investigation are highlights to this lesson on acidification of ocean water due to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide. Using bromothymol blue (BTB) as an indicator, pupils analyze the amount of carbon dioxide...
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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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Changing Planet: Fading Corals

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Show the six-minute video, "Changing Planet: Fading Corals," and then demonstrate how calcium carbonate forms a precipitate in the presence of carbon dioxide. Separate your scientists into small groups to gather information about coral...
Lesson Planet

Environment: Clouds of Changing Times

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is a wonderful lesson which has youngsters interview family and local elders about the seasonal history of their local area. They focus on climate change by asking questions about rainfall, temperatures, length of the seasons, and...
Lesson Planet

The Greenhouse Effect

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Why does it get so hot inside of our cars in the summertime? The greenhouse effect! Lab groups experiment to see what happens to an ice cube enclosed in a jar and placed in sunlight as compared to an ice cube outside of the jar. They...
Lesson Planet

Climate Change And Disease

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the role of climate change in the occurrence of vector born diseases such as malaria. In small groups, they research a specific vector to complete an information chart on climate changes in the region where the vector...
Lesson Planet

Climate Change in My City

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the climate changes occurring locally, regionally and globally over the last one hundred years. They brainstorm and predict whether the current year's weather was warmer or colder than last year then check the...
Lesson Planet

History's Thermometers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ancient coral beds give scientists clues to past ocean temperatures in much the same way that tree rings indicate historical weather conditions. High school scientists examine coral oxygen isotope ratios and plot the data as a function...
Lesson Planet

Bringing Climate Change Into the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate the greenhouse effect and examine the potential effects of climate change in the Arctic. They construct a mini-greenhouse and test its effect on temperature, analyze historical climate statistics, and conduct...
Lesson Planet

Collecting Compost

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners identify the three stages of soil decomposition. In this life science instructional activity, students make their own compost pile and observe its dynamics from week to week. They collect temperature data and observations.
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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...
Lesson Planet

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,...
Lesson Planet

Cartoons for the Classroom: The Climate Change Debate

For Students 9th - 12th
Is global warming all smoke and mirrors? Find out what your scholars think with this handout, which has them analyzing two political cartoons on the topic. Background information gives context, detailing the computer hacking during the...
Lesson Planet

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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Oceans: Antarctica

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Welcome to the coldest, driest, windiest place on Earth: Antarctica. Krill serve as the food to support the entire ecosystem here. It is why fish, seals, whales, and sea birds can exist! Much of this ecosystem has remained a mystery...
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Lesson Planet

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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Lesson Planet

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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Lesson Planet

Doomsday Vault

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Ice Age began with a wobble in the Earth's axis. Could Earth's modern population face a similar situation? This short video clip briefly outlines food shortage, hunger, population growth, and our impact on our planet.
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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,...
Lesson Planet

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...
Lesson Planet

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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Ice Ages

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Interested Earth enthusiasts are introduced to ice ages. The 26,000-year cycle is charted and the eras named. Several slides are dedicated to the carbon cycle and how it contributes to the changes. The reasons for the cooling of the...
Lesson Planet

The World's Last Great Wilderness (Antarctica)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's a shame that there are no photographs in this presentation because the information is fascinating! Each identically fashioned slide contains bullet points of information about Antarctica that will enhance an earth science...
Lesson Planet

What Is El Niño?

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students access information at remote sites using telecommunications, identify impacts by reviewing past El Ni??o events, make and use scale drawings, maps, and maps symbols to find locations and describe relationships.
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Past Life at Langebaan on the West Coast

For Students 6th - 9th
Three pages of intriguing pictures and reading passages about the natural history of Africa's West Coast Fossil Park make up the bulk of this handout. There are 13 questions to answer and directions for designing a poster about one of...
Lesson Planet

Climate Shifts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Eight slides of information related to shifts in the climate make up this presentation. The vocabulary and concepts displayed are geared toward high school meteorology learners. Content is not cohesive from slide to slide, but the...
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Top to Bottom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Marine science classes read about the 2005 North Atlantic Stepping Stones Expedition and review climate change. They use maps to locate the seamount chains. In collaborative groups, they research how climate change may be altering the...
Lesson Planet

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 Pacific and El Niño

For Teachers 5th - 7th
El Nino, and the climate changes that go along with it, are the focus of this Earth Science lesson. Learners pay particular attention to the wind patterns that are established on Earth, and look at weather maps to see how El Nino can...
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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...
Lesson Planet

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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Rainfall and Water Table

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Through inquiry, experimentation, and observation, young scientists see how an increase in rainfall under climate change can affect the water table and soil salinity underground. Young scientists build models that represent the...
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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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Is Climate Change Good for Us?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The warm-up is not relevant, since by the time you reach the end of a unit on climate change, most will not feel that it is good for humans. The thought-provoking questions, however, make a poignant class discussion about its effects. A...
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Investigation: Automotive Emissions and the Greenhouse Effect

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
It is recommended that you conduct this fabulous experiment as a whole-class demonstration. Collect air samples from the environment, human exhalation, and car exhaust, then compare them for carbon dioxide content using bromthymol blue...
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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...
Lesson Planet

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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Exploring the Deep 3 | Traces of Climate Change

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What was our world like 57 million years ago? Due to recent drilling in the North Pole, we can actually tell that the temperature was significantly warmer. What is causing this climate change? Will there be a north pole in 100 years?...
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Carbon Cycle Cartoon

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This animated cartoon is a great resource to show your middle school learners as they study the carbon cycle. Each step is explained and shown simply for your young scientists. Human impact is also portrayed to encourage environmental...
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The Action of Ice

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Compelling imagery and well written narration explains the cycle of the glacier. Both science and descriptive language meet to bring to life the beauty and magic of what seems to be, living ice. A great video to build interest and...
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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...
Lesson Planet

Arkansas: A Changing Climate, a Changing Land

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is a lesson on the climate zones and geography of Arkansas. In it, learners look at maps (embedded) of different climate zones found throughout Arkansas. They engage in discussions regarding how global warming and climate change is...
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A Climate Conundrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
After viewing a video and reading an article about the threatened turtles and tortises in The Amazon River area, collaborative groups create a poster or presentation about how we can help them. Several links to other related lesson plans...
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Mass Extinctions and Fossils

For Teachers 5th - 10th
After reading about the five main theories explaining the mass extinction of dinosaurs, natural historians diagram a geological timeline, describe how the five factors might have caused mass extinction, and then create a poster of an...
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Global Meltdown

For Students 6th - 10th
For 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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Dr. Climatic

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the principles that are involved in climate change.  In this environment lesson students view a presentation on climate change and complete a handout.
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Trapping CO2

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate climate change and how the properties of carbon dioxide and methane play a part.  In this climate lesson students use a chemical reaction to trap CO2 and methane.
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Terrestrial Sequestration - Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate how plants absorb carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. In this biology lesson, students differentiate photosynthesis and cellular respiration. They discuss the important role of plants in the environment.
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Developing Models

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students understand the concept of a scientific model and how it relates to climate change.  In this obsesrvation and gathering data lesson students design a trial and error model using PowerPoint. 
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Developing Models

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars study the concept of a scientific model and demonstrate climate change models.  In this scientific lesson students design a model using direct and indirect evidence and use it to make hypotheses.
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The Future of Arctic Sea Ice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research about the importance of sea ice to world climate and sea organisms. In this earth science instructional activity, students create a model of present and future Arctic sea ice communities. They discuss how ice melting...
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Local Hydrologic Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe the stages in the hydrologic cycle. In this earth science instructional activity, students identify the different uses of water in their area. They explain the impact of climate change to water cycle in their community.
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Problem Based Learning Scenario

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research about the function of MPA's. In this marine science instructional activity, students explore how humans influence changes near these areas. They explore different MPA's in the Great Lakes region.
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Glaciers and Global Sea Rise

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explain how melting glaciers affect global warming. In this earth science lesson, students investigate the change in ice density as it melts. They discuss the human and environmental impact of rising sea levels.
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Weather, Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Course

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explain the impact of glacial melting to global climate change. In this environmental science lesson plan, students design an experiment to investigate the effect of salinity change to melting glaciers. They share their results...
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Graphing Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students explain the effect of global warming in the Arctic. In this ecology lesson, students construct a climate change graph given a set of data. They analyze the variation of climate across certain regions.
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The Climate Change Skeptic's Argument: Natural Solar Cycles or Human Activity?

For Teachers Higher Ed
Teachers explore patterns in sunspots and total solar irradiance to understand the counterpoint to the human effect of global warming. In this professional development tool, teachers work through a lesson on the sun's natural patterns to...
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Climate Change and How it Affects Our Lives

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students investigate climate change. In this Science lesson, students create a presentation about climate change. Students explore the causes, effects, and solutions.
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Climate Change: Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore the carbon cycle. In this carbon cycle lesson, students discuss the four main reservoirs where carbon is stored and then discover the process through which each reservoir absorbs and releases CO2. This lesson includes a...
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Greenhouse Effect: A Computer Simulation

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students complete an online simulation of the greenhouse effect. In this lesson on the greenhouse effect, students use a website, similar to a webquest, to simulate and answer questions on how the greenhouse effect works. This lesson is...
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Mountain Pine Beetles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research and develop power point presentations that answer the question, "What is changing our forests?" In this ecology lesson, students research the niche of Pine Beetles and their increased effect on the forests in...
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History's Thermometers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the concept of paleoclimatological proxies. In this oxygen isotope lesson plan, students interpret data and make inferences about climate changes in the geologic past.
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Paleoclimates and Pollen

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze soil for types of pollen to determine the probably climate conditions. In this earth science lesson, students make conclusions on what a climate is like based on soils samples. Students use a model soil...
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Global Warming Statistics

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Young scholars research and collect data regarding temperature changes for a specific location and find the mean, median, and mode for their data. In this climate change lesson plan, students choose a location to research and collect...
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A Generation that Cares: Saving our Environment!

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students discover the dangers posing our environment.  In this environmental awareness lesson, students investigate problems like global warming and pollution and discuss ways their generation can solve these issues.  Students research...
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Graphing Sea Ice Extent in the Arctic and Antarctic

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students graph sea ice data and predict long term trends in the data. In this climate change lesson plan, students use sea ice data from the Arctic and Antarctic to construct line graphs. They use their graphs to predict the effects of...
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The Big Burp: Where's the Proof?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the evidence for prehistorically formed methane hydrates contributing to global warming. In this climate change lesson, students work in groups to research methane hydrates, global warming, The Cambrian Explosion, and...
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What Causes Climate Change?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research the different causes for global warming. For this climate change lesson, students discuss the numerous reasons for global warming and focus on one aspect they will investigate and instruct the rest of the class on. The...
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Drought Threatens Huge Man-Made Lake

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students locate Lake Mead, then read a news article about Lake Mead drying up and how that would effect water and power supplies to the region. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a map and vocabulary...
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Strange Winter Weather Affects Nature, People

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about the weather, then read a news article about the affect of unusual winter weather on people and animals. In this meteorology and current events lesson, the teacher introduces an article with...
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Translating Science Into Public Policy

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students role-play participants at a panel on climate change. They represent either scientists or policymakers. "Scientists" use the information they've learned in other classes and assignments to present information to "policymakers,"...
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A Collaborative Classroom Investigation of Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate changes in the living and nonliving resources of the Peninsula. They stress the importance of evidence in the formulation of scientific explanations. They communicate and defend a scientific argument.
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World Summit on Climate Change

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students work in small groups researching the impact of climate change on a particular country, and predict future impacts for this country. They simulate an international summit on climate change. Students understand the impact of the...
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Abrupt Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how scientific knowledge changes in the context of abrupt climate change. They are introduced to some recent ideas about abrupt climate change. This gives them a glimpse into how scientific theories are formed and...
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Climate Change Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students participate in a demonstration in which they role-play polar bears and habitat components to demonstrate the impacts of climate change on the Arctic Ocean ecosystem.
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Global Warming: Life in a Greenhouse

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students investigate the evidence and consequences of global warming. They read and discuss an article, conduct a debate, evaluate their community's climate statistics, log their gas consumption for a week, and develop a panel discussion...
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Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners focus on the production of maple syrup in Northern New England as they study the effects of climate change. They investigate other environmental factors on the forests of Northern New England.
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Air: Fuel For Thought

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students consider the impact of vehicle use in their family and brainstorm viable alternatives to this use. They calculate the total emissions for their family cars during the week, then compare those totals with Hybrid car totals.
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In the Forecast, a Flurry of Concerns about Snow

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider the effects of climate change on snowfall and how a lack of data in snowfall collection impair climate change research. They, in groups, investigate different effects of snowfall and make recommendations to lobbyists.
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Stopping Global Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students synthesize or express concepts towards solving the question posed at each lab station about climate change. After all lab teams have finished, the teacher facilitates a class discussion on teams' responses to each station.
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Trivia Tag

For Teachers 4th - 8th
To close a unit on climate change, have your class play a true-false tag as a review of the material! Teams face each other, you read a review question (provided), and, depending on the answer, one team goes after the other and tries to...
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Investigation: Greenhouse Effect

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Pupils compare the temperature change in a closed and open box as a demonstration of the greenhouse effect. 
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Corals and Chemistry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
After demonstrating the use of cabbage juice as a pH indicator, have your class experiment with their own breath, exhaling into the indicator, to show that carbon dioxide is acidic. As learners work, they also watch a video about coral...
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Melting Himalayan Glaciers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Visit a Tibetan monk living high in the Himalayan mountains, he describes what changes he's seen in the environment do to global warming. The changing climate can be witnessed in the shifts in glaciation. A great clip for any class.
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Real Ice Ages Longer Than Movie Ice Ages

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
If your class's knowledge of the Ice Age is limited to animated movies, use this lesson plan to strengthen their knowledge. After sharing what they know about the Ice Age, young readers explore a news article seeking to dispel...
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The Day After Tomorrow: How is the Density of Water Related to Climate Change and Global Warming?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Science learners simulate what happens when ice breaks up and floats on water and how increased pressure on ice causes it to melt faster. They view a clip from the movie, The Day After Tomorrow, and relate their lab activities to what...
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Maple Trees and Marmots

For Teachers K - 3rd
Kinesthetic activities simulate animal activity as the seasons progress in a lesson that introduces climate change to primary pupils. The kids role-play maple trees collecting what they need to survive, but as each year comes around, the...
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Changing Planet: Infectious Diseases Classroom Activity

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Here is a different approach: emerging epidemiologists first go home to interview family on the topic of infectious disease. Then they come to class and view a video and PowerPoint that explore how climate change may increase the...
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Rising Temperatures Threaten Penguins

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students examine the continent of Antarctica, then read a news article about the decline in the Antarctic penguin population. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity,...
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World Geography: Global Interdependence

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are able to discuss the theory of climate change. They identify examples of how climate change impacts the earth's geo-spheres. Students are able to use the example of climate change to describe the interdependence of...
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Global Warming: Life in a Greenhouse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the evidence that scientists have used to support the existence of global warming and the greenhouse effect. How the concepts have been developed and evaluated form the focus of this lesson.
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Energy Consumption's Impact on Planet Earth

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners explore the internet site Second Life and research climate change and what we can do to impact the environment. In this climate change lesson plan, students write a 2 - 3 page paper on Carbon Footprint.
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Does Climate Change Exist? Healthy Skepticism? Debating the Truth, Evidence, and Certainty of Climate Change

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study climate change and the arguments of scientists that it exists.  In this climate change lesson students complete a class activity and answer questions.  
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Odyssey 2050

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view and respond to The Odyssey 2050 film. In this climate change lesson, students view the film and discuss ways to take action to stop global warming. Students complete several activities prior, during, and concluding the film.
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Great Blobs of Jelly!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain how zoo-plankton have an impact on the global process.  In this ocean zoo-plankton lesson students calculate carbon flux and plankton densities. 
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You Do It and You Clean It Up

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore pollution.  In this pollution instructional activity students participate in activities to help them better understand industrial pollution.
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The Big Burp: Where's the Proof.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the Cambrian explosion and Paleocene extinction events. In this climate change lesson, students read articles to link evidence they find to extinction and climate change.  Links to the articles are included in the lesson.
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Is Climate Change Really Happening?

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the impact of global warming. In this oceanography lesson, students investigate global climate change and write reaction papers about their research findings.
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Global Warming?

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Young scholars examine global warming. In this global warming lesson, students identify greenhouse gases and the role humans play in their production.
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Greenhouse Effect

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students compare the heat absorbing properties of greenhouse gases. For this global warming lesson, students view a video and write an essay about global warming. They use a lamp and bottles of greenhouse gases to compare the heat...
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Tread Lightly: Our Changing Climate

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the concept of climate change. For this environmental studies lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding global warming and discuss their research findings as well as their impressions.
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Introducing Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students view an Internet animation and discuss sustainable development. In this climate change lesson, students view a web animation. They use an individual and group discussion format to explore the concept of sustainable development.
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Lesson Plan: Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of global warming. In this climate change lesson, students explore the provided links to PBS NOW sources and research the greenhouse effect and the effects of global warming. Students support their stances on...
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Polar Day: Canada's Arctic Barometer

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students study Polar Day. In this climate change activity, students use specific Internet sources to complete a webquest regarding Canada's Northern Region and how it acts a barometer.
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Coral Reefs, Climate Change, and the Impacts on Human Populations

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students study coral reefs, climate change, and the impact made on human populations. In this coral reefs lesson, students complete a think, pair, share activity about humans and how they benefit from coral reefs. Students estimate the...
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Tread Lightly: Visualizing Footprints

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The student reflects on concepts of ecological footprints and climate changes. In this Art lesson, learners will produce a visual representation showing understanding of how ecology and climate affects the world.
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Greenhouse Effect

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students investigate the greenhouse effect. In this environmental lesson, students investigate why the greenhouse effect changes the climate through an experiment. Students use vinegar to simulate how acid damages the environment.
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Is it Getting Hot in Here?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the causes and consequences of global climate change. Students define a "forcing factor" and give examples of those that influence climate change. Students describe ways in which climate change could affect human...
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Policy Debate / Community Meeting on Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate how natural hazards can present personal and societal challenges as well as the cost involved. They assess the risk analysis considerations with global warming and their impacts on an ecosystem. An estimate of the...
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Climate Change-Boon or Bust for Northern Waters?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore about and evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on northern hydrological systems. They work in small groups, research the background to climate change in the north with a particular focus on lakes and...
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Take the One-Tonne Challenge!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore about the One-Tonne Challenge, and work out how they could reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by one tonne, through individual actions and by influencing other people. Students use a GHG emission table to...
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The Land is Changing: Stories from Across the North

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars explore the changing environment in their community. They interview elders about the issues, impacts and potential ways of adapting to climate change in the north. Students post pictures and information on the student...
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Annotated Example of Socratic Questioning: Climate: Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners compare and discuss short-term and longer-term global temperature data. They evaluate data from three sets of graphs and then participate in a structured whole class Socratic discussion on the possible causes of climate change.
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Environment: Understanding Climate Impacts

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate the potential environmental consequences of climate change. They conduct Internet research to discover how climate change may impact certain species of animals and present their findings in a poster or skit. Students...
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Climate Change

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students define and associate words with the topic of climate change while completing associated worksheets. They read and discuss articles about climate change including the effects of global warming and the greenhouse effect.
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PLATE MOVEMENTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students label three geological maps with continents provided to analyze the relationships between the movement of tectonic plates and the changes in the climate. In small groups, they discuss their findings and form hypotheses about the...
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Climate Change: Lesson Plan 10

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students investigate the natural processes and human activities which cause climate change. They conduct Internet research and identify some of the human activities that contribute to the Greenhouse Effect.
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El Nino and Its Effects

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research El Nino and its effects all over North America using Web Resources. Working in teams, they present their findings. They look for connections and relationships between animal behavior and climate.
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Post-Assessment: Global Atmospheric Change

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Find out how much your earth scientists learned about the atmosphere in the unit on global atmospheric change with this assessment. After writing a letter to persuade others to make changes to protect our atmosphere, pupils take the same...
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Pre-Assessment: Earth's Energy Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A ten-question, multiple-choice quiz assesses what your elementary earth scientists know about the atmosphere both before and after a unique unit on global atmospheric change. Make sure to check out the activities and lesson plans...
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Global Warming

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Four slides attempt to explain global warming. The first mentions that Earth's climate has experienced major changes throughout history, but that scientists believe humans are now changing it. The second explains why this is so. The...
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IceHunters: Welcome to the Cryosphere!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students complete an online exploration mission assigned by their teacher. In this ecology lesson, students write a newspaper article about their polar mission following certain criteria. They create a PowerPoint presentation that they...
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Canada's Arctic Barometer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research arctic climates. In this Web-quest investigation, students will identify Arctic climate changes, explain the effects of these changes, relate the changes to other regions, and write their findings in a letter format.
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Glacier Dynamics

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students create flubber glaciers. In this glacier dynamics lesson, students experiment factors that may affect glacier speed. Factors include slope, ice temperature, and basal conditions. Students develop hypothesis, conduct experiment,...
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Climate Change

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss global warming. In this global warming lesson, students read an article about global warming and list five things they learned. Students work in small groups to compare what they wrote. Students illustrate one of the...
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Climate Change

For Students 5th - 6th
In this climate change learning exercise, students must answer five short answer questions about climate changes within a particular region.
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Shorts in January? Is Climate Change Good for Us?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners investigate the differences between weather in the past and in today's world.  In this climate change instructional activity, students review what they currently know about global warming, then discuss ways climate change might...
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The Words of Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars question each other to access prior knowledge of climate change. In this climate change lesson, students read about climate change and develop a list of vocabulary words. Young scholars create a journal to record...
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Scientific Modeling

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use scientific modeling to explore patterns in climate change. In this scientific models lesson, students make predictions about the future based on models of today.
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Evidence of Climate Change

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine climate change in the state of Colorado. In this climate lesson, 6th graders watch 2 video clips regarding the topic and research the subtopics- snow pack, precipitation, temperature, forest fires, river flow,...
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How Pollution Disrupts Our Natural Environment

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students conduct experiments to illustrate global warming. In this air pollution lesson, students first examine how a layer of greenhouse gasses might impact the earth's atmospheric temperature, then evaluate how the layer of gasses...
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Climate Change

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this climate change worksheet, students read facts about global warming and the greenhouse effect and answer comprehension questions. Students write four short answers.
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Polar Bear Panic!

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars identify the three realms of the Arctic Ocean, and describe the relationships between these realms. They graphically analyze data on sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean, and recognize a trend in these data.
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What is Climate Change?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students research climate change. In this environmental lesson, students view a PowerPoint slideshow about climate change and identify the ways that climate change affects life on Earth.
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Understanding Climate

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create two dioramas out of household materials to compare the influence of various factors that impact climate. Each group discuss how the change in factors influenced the climate, flora, and fauna of their area.
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Exploring Climate Change with GIS

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate climatological changes that are occurring to the Earth. In this climate change lesson plan, students access an assigned web site to view maps and lessons that show how climate change makes a difference to life on Earth.
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MOBILITY, Traveling Lightly: What’s My Footprint?

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students calculate their carbon footprint. In this environmental technology lesson, students listen to a lecture on climate change. Students brainstorm solutions to reduce environmental impact based on travel options. Students calculate...
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How Climate Change is Affecting Children in the UK

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students analyze the affects of climate change. In this current events lesson, students read about the result of flooding in the UK in 2007 in order to demonstrate that climate change is in progress.
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Introduction to Climate Change

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students acquire a broad introduction to climate change and identify some causes. For this climate change lesson, students watch a video on climate change. Students then watch the video again and look for causes to climate change....
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Survey on Climate Change

For Students 8th - 9th
In this climate change activity, students read through the sentences and answer the questions that survey them about their knowledge of climate change.
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Outcomes Science 4: Earth & Beyond

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this earth and beyond science worksheet, students read through 11 pages of information on weather, global warming, climate change and other related topics. There are many website links on the pages that provide additional information...