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Global Atmospheric Change

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This is an extensive set of 12 lessons investigating the earth's atmosphere, energy, and the carbon cycle. Intended for upper-elementary age students, you'll find everything you need here including teacher notes, handouts, slide...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 10-12, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
A four-lesson collection asks high schoolers to consider their role in climate change. They study the carbon cycle, the role of greenhouse gases, factors that effect the rates of photosynthesis and respiration, and the services...
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What is Life?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Nature League series of five videos, hosted by Brit Garner of the SciShow, make up a collection that models how scientists conduct investigations. The first video addresses the definition of life, it's characteristics, and the...
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Crash Course: Ecology

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Viewers take a Crash Course in Ecology with a 12-video collection that takes a look at where organisms come from, how they interact, and how they influence their environments. The videos, appropriate for in class or remote learning, use...
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Everest Education Expedition

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young explorers investigate the biodiversity of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Mountain ecosystem through hands-on and interactive activities. They examine the effects of climate change on the mountains, analyze maps, take a virtual...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 5-6, Unit 1

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
The first unit in a series of four focusing on climate change introduces fifth and sixth graders to the various systems that create the climate. They examine the natural and human causes of greenhouse gas emissions and conduct...
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Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce middle schoolers to the essential principles of climate science with a collection of 10 activities. Class members learn about the Earth’s climate systems, factors that change these systems, and the impacts of those changes....
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Student Version - Earth and Human Activity: A Changing Climate

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As residents of Earth, humans rely on the planet for the resources they need to survive. Explore the ways people interact with their environment and the impacts these interactions have on the planet with a collection of lessons, videos,...
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Earth and Human Activity: A Changing Climate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As residents of Earth, humans rely on the planet for the resources they need to survive. Explore the ways people interact with their environment and the impacts these interactions have on the planet with a collection of lessons, videos,...
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Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Humans are quickly depleting Earth's fossil fuels and locating them is becoming increasingly difficult! Layered muffins are used for models as young geologists take core samples in order to determine the presence of oil. Consider first...
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Study Jams! The Carbon Cycle

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Take a ride on the carbon cycle by watching this animated featurette. Those who do will learn about the element carbon, how it cycles through the atmosphere and biosphere, and how it contributes to Earth's temperature. This video comes...
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Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 9th
An online reading and interactive game bring the path of a carbon molecule to life for your earth science explorers! As an assessment, learners can map out or write about their experience in the carbon cycle. Thoroughly written...
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Carbon Cycles!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Science learners go from station to station in a game modeling the stages of the carbon cycle. They discover that carbon can be found throughout Earth's crust, waters, and atmosphere. The game is played a second time, but now with the...
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Carbon Cycle - Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Nature has the ultimate recycling program — the Carbon Cycle! How do fossil fuels fit into this program? Pupils answer this question as they observe how all this added carbon serves to unbalance the cycle. Using the perspective of "new"...
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The Carbon Cycle Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wanted to be an atom of carbon? The lesson allows each student to be an atom of carbon in the carbon cycle. First, they follow through the cycle as it existed before human interference. Then, they try the same activity, but...
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Carbon Cycle and Global Warming

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Carbon is all around us, as shown in this cartoon animation. The carbon cycle is portrayed simply and accurately with fun cartoon plants and animals. Use this video in an elementary or junior high class to facilitate your learners'...
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The Geologic Carbon Cycle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What happens to the CO2 emitted into the air by volcanoes? Scientists discovered it is removed through a series of chemical reactions, as discussed here. Through an animated diagram and chemical reaction equations, viewers learn about...
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The Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
There is 30 percent more carbon in the atmosphere today than there was 150 years ago. The first lesson in the four-part series teaches classes about the carbon cycle. Over two to three days, classes make a model of the cycle, add missing...
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The Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars learn about the carbon cycle, play a carbon cycle game, and then write a story based on their role as a carbon atom during the game. After the writings, pupils analyze the carbon cycle by leading a class discussion on the material.
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The Amazing Adventures of Carbon: How Carbon Cycles through the Earth

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Here's a stat for your pupils: 18 percent of the human body is carbon! Part 10 in the series of 12 takes pairs on an adventure through the carbon cycle. After a class reading about carbon, pairs read and choose their own adventure...
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The Global Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The final video in this series discusses the global carbon cycle including the cellular and macroscopic respiration. It continues with the deposition in limestone and fossil fuels, redox reactions, and concludes with a look at fossil...
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The Hydrologic and Carbon Cycles: Always Recycle!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Introduce biogeochemical cycles and goes into detail about the hydrologic and carbon cycles. A scientific video engages learners and teaches them at the same time.
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Carbon Cycle Cartoon

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This animated cartoon is a great resource to show your middle school learners as they study the carbon cycle. Each step is explained and shown simply for your young scientists. Human impact is also portrayed to encourage environmental...
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The Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Hear how carbon functions on our earth and the purpose it serves. The carbon cycle is illustrated with narration for your junior high or high school biologists. Global temperature increase is also included, though the clip cuts off...

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