Changes to the Global Climate
Students conduct experiment to demonstrate greenhouse effect.
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Is Climate Change Good for Us?
Is it really that big of a deal if the global climate undergoes a little change? Young environmentalists consider this very question as they discuss in small groups the impact of different climate change scenarios on their lives, their...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Human Creativity and Climate Change
Dumping iron in the oceans, placing mirrors in space, and painting mountains may sound like crazy ideas, but would they help climate change? The lesson presents creative geoengineering ideas. Scholars pick one and research how it works...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Accessing Prior Knowledge: Global Climate Change Survey
Begin a unit on weather and climate change by assessing prior knowledge of the topic. Learners respond to a survey with questions that ask what they think causes climate change, the effects of climate change, and if it is important to...
5th - 6th Science
Causes and Effects of Climate Change
Wrap-up a unit on global climate change with a lesson plan that examines the causes and effects of climate change. Learners fill out a chart that represents what they think causes climate change—natural and human-based—and what they...
5th - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reforestation: Impact on Climate
If trees fall in a forest, we may not hear them, but the ecosystem knows the difference. Learners examine the cost of deforestation on local ecosystems with a focus on global climate change. The lesson plan examines the impact on the...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Climate Change: Earth's Giant Game of Tetris
In this colorful animation, our current problem with climate change is likened to a block-stacking game of Tetris. Greenhouse gases are increasing in the atmosphere at an increasing rate. Can we place them properly before it's too late?...
3 mins 6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable