Seasons Teacher Resources
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Daily and Seasonal Cycles
First graders identify the sun as a source of heat and light. They identify features of houses that help keep use sheltered and comfortable throughout daily and seasonal cycles. Students are told that summer is the best season to derive the most solar power.
Climate Change in My City
Young scholars 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.
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 itself is compact, but there is a plentiful amount of information provided to help you address Next Generation Science Standards for earth science.
Seasons in the Woods
Winter in the cold Northwoods of Wisconsin can be hard on animals that aren't adapted to the climate. Investigate the animals that are out and about even in the coldest winter temperatures as you and your class examine animal adaptations, migration, and hibernation. A worksheet is used to isolate animals from the Northwoods region that are active all year long. The class discusses what that animal would eat, where it comes from, and how it survives the cold. There are four extension ideas included to help you further learners' content understanding.
Impact of a Changing Climate on the Pacific Walrus
How many of us can say they've seen a Pacific walrus? Not many and one of the reasons is the impact of climate change on their aquatic environment. Children get to think about the food web of the Bering Sea by creating an actual web with animal cards and a ball of yarn, after they see how all animals and plants of the sea environment are connected, they discuss what would happen if one or more of the animals were to become extinct. The web would start to break down and all animals would be affected. They research ways to protect a declining walrus population.
The Carbon Cycle and its Role in Climate Change: Activity 3
Does the carbon cycle play a role in climate change? Your class will investigate what fossil fuels are and how they release carbon into the atmosphere. They get an opportunity to understand the causes of green house gases and global warming through the chemical process. A role-play activity and allegorical story are used help children conceptualize the process, then a class mural is created to illustrate the carbon cycle from dead forest to mining, to the air. A writing prompt is used to assess student comprehension. Note: The lesson activities seem more appropriate for a younger audience.
The Carbon Cycle and its Role in Climate Change
So how does the carbon cycle work? Kids participate in a hands-on activity that allows them to understand the chemistry behind climate change and global warming. They act out the process of photosynthesis by labeling themselves as chemicals moving in and out of a plant. They form chemical bonds by linking arms to create different molecules that change from carbon dioxide to oxygen. To evaluate understanding, they respond to several prompts in writing. The concrete manner in which the topic is conveyed is great for both younger and older students.
How climate enters our world
Middle schoolers recognize the different climatic zones. They describe what aspects differentiate the climatic zones. Students offer explanations as to what climate is and the role that it plays on creating regions. They rationalize why the different climatic zones are different.
Global Climate Change: Understanding the Greenhouse Effect
Students define the term 'global climate change' and explore how it affects our lives. They research greenhouse gases and identify what events are causing an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Students view videos, conduct experiments and participate in class discussion.
Weather, Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Course
Students explain the impact of glacial melting to global climate change. In this environmental science lesson, students design an experiment to investigate the effect of salinity change to melting glaciers. They share their results to other groups by creating a PowerPoint presentation.
Investigating the Climate System - Clouds
Here is a fabulous lesson on the Earth's radiant energy system. This amazing, 31-page document is chock-full of great activities, worksheets, lab sheets, quizzes, rubrics, and assessments. Learners model and explain cloud formation, calculate incoming and outgoing radiation, identify aerosols in the earth's atmosphere, and make climate predictions. This is one of the finest educational resources I've come across! Highly recommended for your upper-elementary and middle schoolers.
The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change
Students analyze the impact of climate variability and change utilizing a broad span of topics over a wide range of grade levels. This three lesson unit is easily adapted for the various instructional levels listed.
Elementary schoolers take a look at how the saguaro cactus adapts to the four seasons of the year. This amazing plant has distinct flowering and fruiting cycles within the summer season, and other cycles during the other seasons. Your young scientists will make a seasons chart that goes up on a bulletin board. They use it throughout the year to identify weather patterns and interesting plant and animal behaviors as the seasons progress.
Seasons on Earth
Students engage in a multimedia study of the seasons in relation to the sun's angle of incidence on the Earth as it is tilted on its axis. They interpret satellite maps of the world as they show seasonal changes in plant life.
Climate Change And Disease
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 exists, the impact of the change on its habitat and the potential impact on disease transmission.
Weather, Sea Level Rise and Climate Change
Eighth graders compare and contrast weather and climate. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders research weather data site and analyze historical data. They present their findings in class and explain identifiable trends.
Australian Christmas Stamps
Research Christmas traditions and the December climate in Australia. Discover Australia's custom of lowering postage rates at the holiday season and creating a yearly stamp. Realize that Christmas in Australia is during the summer season and that most holiday activities are held outdoors in parks at the beach. Then create a holiday postage stamp to showcase Australian Christmas festivities.
New! 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. Small groups use beads and game cards to model how decreasing sea ice impacts the food web. To close, a class discussion ensues about ocean acidification and what pupils learned from the activity. Be sure to consider using the entire unit in your environmental studies course.
Young scholars study the four seasons. They determine changes that occur in our environment. They demonstrate an understanding of the basic features of Canada's landscape and climate and identify the basic weather and climate patterns of Atlantic Canada.
Impacts of Climate Change on Caribou
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 calculate statistical information.