Seasons Teacher Resources
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Land of the Midnight Sun
From days of 24 hour sunlight, to endless nights that last for days, the Arctic is a very unique place to live. Examine the seasonal changes that occur in the northern-most reaches of the globe and the impact they have on the plants and animals living there.
3rd - 6th Science 19 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Plankton to Penguins: Antarctic Food Web
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 the polar ecosystem.
9th - 12th Science 74 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Climate
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 a safe distance and wear safety goggles.
6th - 12th Science 46 Views 52 Downloads
Weather and Climate Data Exploration
Access local temperature data online, graph averages, and critique it. Learners listen to a scenario where weather and climate are confused, and then answer questions to differentiate the two. The lesson plan itself is compact, but there is a plentiful amount of information provided to help you address Next Generation Science Standards for earth science.
6th - 12th Science 93 Views 104 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"If global warming is real, why is it so cold?" Distinguishing the difference between weather and climate is important when it comes to understanding our planet. In these activities, young scientists look at the climate patterns in a variety of locations, graph the data, and examine the geographical features such as mountains or oceans that affect a given location's climate.
4th - 8th Science 39 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Carbon Dioxide & Krill: Impacts
What effects do temperature and carbon dioxide levels have on the zooplankton of Antarctica? This concluding activity in a short unit on climate change and the ocean helps environmental scientists answer these questions. After learning about current Antarctic research through the provided slide show, lab groups perform an experiment to see if brine shrimp respond to changes in their environments.
9th - 12th Science 30 Views 22 Downloads
Carbon Through the Seasons
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 Mauna Loa Observatory.
6th - 10th Science 15 Views 9 Downloads
Tree Rings: Living Records of Climate
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 environmental conditions over the seasons and years.
5th - 10th Science 15 Views 16 Downloads
Where in the world is the equator? Explore a world map with your class, coloring in oceans, continents, and rainforests while locating the three major lines of latitude: the equator, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn. Discuss how the tropical belt is where the sun's energy is focused, allowing for the growth of rainforests.
K - 4th Science 27 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
People and Climate
Model how the sun's energy strikes the planet and help your class relate it to a climate map. Assign small groups an individual climate zone to discuss. They reflect on and research how humans survive in the assigned climate and write a description to share with the rest of the class.
3rd - 5th Science 32 Views 28 Downloads
Is Climate Change Good for Us?
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 neat chart is provided to guide learners through the talk and to provide a place to record responses.
6th - 8th Science 11 Views 11 Downloads
Climate Change in My City
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 prediction using actual data from the internet.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 56 Downloads
Impacts of Climate Change on Caribou
Eleventh graders examine the effect of climate change on Caribou. In this earth science lesson, 11th graders brainstorm ways to adapt to a changing environment. They analyze data of caribou population estimates and calculate statistical information.
11th Science 9 Views 33 Downloads
Holt Earth Science 3 Climate Skills Worksheet
Get your scientists thinking critically about climate with this challenging worksheet, which has learners complete 10 analogies using climate terms. They also read a paragraph about monsoons in India and answer interpretation questions. Students practice supporting claims as they agree or disagree with 3 statements, and finally refine the concepts they have learned by answering 3 critical thinking questions.
7th - 9th Science 35 Views 533 Downloads
Terrestrial Ecosystem Response to Climate Change
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 biome.
9th - Higher Ed Science 14 Views 69 Downloads
New Review Predicting Whether the Weather is Good for the Garden
Can your class predict the weather? Show them how they can come close with a lesson about creating weather instruments, including weather vanes, barometers, wind socks, anemometers, and thermometers. Kids research weather patterns and collect weather data for two weeks before deciding when to plant their class garden.
4th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
Weather and Climate: What's the Difference?
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 climate.
4th - 8th Science 96 Views 66 Downloads
Climate Change And Disease
High schoolers 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 exists, the impact of the change on its habitat and the potential impact on disease transmission.
9th - 12th Science 23 Views 41 Downloads
Basics of Geography: Climate
A fantastic video on the basics of climate! The information is clearly presented, and the graphics, images, and video clips add to the educational value of this video. Factors such as elevation, location, precipitation, and wind are all discussed as important factors in determining an area's climate.
9 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Climate Change Metaphors
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 changes in the global temperature.
4th - 9th Science 15 Views 16 Downloads