Climate Educator Guide

Climate change is a hot topic in the news. Class members examine carbon dioxide data to analyze trends of our atmospheric makeup over time. They also discuss climate and climate change, and determine how these changes are affecting life on Earth. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use during a unit on climate to introduce climate change
  • Ask pupils to write about what they learned to assess their knowledge
Classroom Considerations

  • Young scientists must interview someone in the community about climate change; if learners do not have someone to interview, ask fellow teachers if they would be willing to participate and be interviewed
Pros

  • Includes a climate basics reading sheet and accompanying questions
  • Activity asks learners to interview an elder in their community about climate, so there is a great social aspect; individuals also gain a great skill—interviewing
  • Lesson walks teachers through the activity step-by-step, making this a ready-to-go resource
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS