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.
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