Tuesday, January 5, 2016

26 Resources for Teaching About Climate Change




Believe it or not, there are still people who are in denial about global warming. December 2015 in New Jersey was incredibly warm compared to other years. Every summer seems to be hotter and hotter.  The National Resources Defense Council has a webpage which covers climate changes, global warming, protecting public lands and so much more. Below are resources and lesson plans for teaching about climate change. I will add this list to the Science tab on the left side of this blog.





RESOURCES

Advancing Emissions- this is an interactive timeline which shows 40 years of greenhouse emissions.

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program- facts on global warming; student page has information and resources


Breathing Earth- climate changes are represented for each country, including population, birth and death rates.


Climate Kids- NASA's site for younger kids; includes games and videos for the classroom


Conversations with the Earth: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change

Countdown to Copenhagen- timeline covers 40 years of climate changes; from The Wall Street Journal.

Everything You Need to Know About the Paris Climate Summit and UN Talks


Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet- NASA's site covers climate headlines, climate news


NASA's Ozone Watch Page


Paris Climate Change Summit 2015

TIME Interactive- Timelapse is powered by Google, and you will notice various changes in the cities, shorelines; covers about 30 years

United States Environmental Protection Agency- extensive sources on climate change; site can be viewed in Spanish.



LESSON PLANS and ACTIVITIES
5 Ways to Teach Children About Climate Change-from ECOWatch

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program- fun activities including dot-to-dots, crossword puzzles, mazes, word seeks and coloring.






Climate Change Live- lesson plans for K-12


Climate Change Questions for Young Citizen Scientists- from the NY Times Learning Network


Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)- divided by grade level and subject area

Global Climate Change- lesson plans (PDF format) for educators fro the EPA




Record Snowfalls and Cold Raise Questions of Climate Change- PBS Video


Sea Level Rise: Climate Change- for grades 4-6; from The National Park Service




Years of Living Dangerously- for middle and school

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