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Climate Change Curriculum Connections

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Schools play a major role in the education of tomorrow's consumers and decision makers. Helping students understand climate change, its impacts and its solutions prepares them to take an active role in making good choices for both society and the environment.




Organization Resource, Activity, or Lesson Plan * Grade Level
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Kids - Provides information and activities to encourage kids to save energy Elementary, Middle
U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy K-12 Lesson Plans and Activities - Presents a wide selection of energy-related lesson plans, searchable by grade level and topic Elementary, Middle, Secondary
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NASA Climate Kids - De-mystifies global climate change science using simple illustrations, humor, interactivity, and age-appropriate language Elementary
Climate Classroom Teens, National Wildlife Federation An Inconvenient Truth in the Classroom - Provides a climate change curriculum for high school students that includes lesson plans and action ideas Middle, Secondary
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Kids Site - Engages kids in learning about climate change with information, animations, games, and solutions Middle
National Wildlife Federation Happy Feet Two - Educator's Guide and other materials about penguins, puffins, ocean habitat, and climate change to complement the film Happy Feet Two Elementary
National Wildlife Federation Climate Classroom Kids, Classroom Activities - NWF's comprehensive climate change website with separate sections for younger children and teens Elementary
Green Teacher Teaching About Climate Change - Offers a framework for teaching fundamental concepts and a variety of climate change activities for school, home or community settings, from an anthology by Green Teacher magazine Middle, Secondary
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Wildlife, Wildlands Toolkit - Aids educators in teaching about how climate change is affecting our nation's wildlife and public lands and how to become a "climate steward" Middle
Facing the Future Climate Change Lessons: Fueling the Future
Watch Where You Step
Solving Inequalities: Carbon Emissions
Climate Change: Connections & Solutions, Grades 6-8
Climate Change: Connections & Solutions, Grades 9-12
- A comprehensive Climate Change Curriculum for Middle and Secondary Students
Middle, Secondary
National Environmental Education Foundation National Environmental Education Week Climate Change Curricula - Provides a variety of climate-related curricula, resources, and activities for teachers from National Environmental Education Week Elementary, Middle, Secondary
The Keystone Center CSI: Climate Status Investigations - Includes more than 20 lesson plans that guide students through an inquiry-based investigation of the science of global climate change Middle, Secondary
Windows to the Universe CO2: How Much Do You Spew? - Students analyze the energy consumption of a hypothetical household Middle, Secondary
Windows to the Universe Plugged in to CO2 - Students investigate the energy usage of various appliances and electronics Middle, Secondary
NWF Eco-Schools USA PBI and Tundra Connections - Learn about arctic animals, specifically the polar bear along with ways for students to take action through place-based learning. Elementary, Middle, Secondary


* Elementary (K-5)
Middle School (6-8)
Secondary (9-12)


EPA - A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change

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A Distance Learning Adventure

The U.S. Forest Service, Prince William Network and partners, that include the National Wildlife Federation, bring climate learning to you through our series of webcasts, webinars, and online climate education resources: ClimateChange LIVE!

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