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  • In this resource, students will learn about snags or dead trees still standing and the ecosystem services they provide.
  • Students will learn about the birds, mammals, and insects that use snags for food, shelter, and protection.
Grade 3-5 | 6-8
Subject Science,Biology
Resource Type Articles/Websites

  • This engaging, interactive, and colorful site takes students on an environmental journey from mountaintops to the ocean floor, with climate sustainability information provided along the way.
  • Students will learn about a wide variety of climate solutions, both in nature and in cities, with clear evidence of hope for the future embedded in the attached informative links.
Grade 6-8 | 9-12 | 3-5
Subject Science,Biology,Earth and Space Sciences
Resource Type Interactive Media

  • This activity explores upcycling, environmental stewardship, and how human beings are connected to their surrounding environment.
  • Students will complete a project where they create an artistic object that reduces waste, and they will engage in a classroom discussion about the objects they just created.
Grade k-2 | 3-5 | 6-8
Subject Science,Visual and Performing Arts,Engineering
Resource Type Projects

  • This lesson explores the historical roots of music, the "eco rhythms" that can be found in nature, and how living beings are connected to the environment they live in.
  • Students will complete an outdoor activity that involves musical improvisation and engage in multiple classroom discussions about the sounds of nature.
Grade k-2 | 3-5 | 6-8 | 9-12
Subject Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Activity - Outdoors

  • In this lesson, students will watch a video to understand the importance of salmon in Indigenous cultures, ecosystem services that help the salmon, and how human activities impact salmon populations.
  • This lesson is the fourth in the "Honoring the Salmon" unit and includes some materials for the entire unit, such as a traditions worksheet, family letter, and book list for previous lessons.
Grade k-2 | 3-5
Subject Science,Social Studies
Resource Type Lesson Plans

  • This website provides a number of videos about watersheds, maps of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and a brief description of that watershed.
  • Students will learn about the waterways leading into the Chesapeake Bay, including those in Cooperstown, NY, Suffolk and Blacksburg, VA, and Berlin, MA.
Grade 3-5 | 6-8
Subject Science,Social Studies
Resource Type Articles/Websites

  • This webpage includes several resources to teach elementary students about New Jersey's agriculture, including a fact sheet, a video introducing students to three New Jersey Farms, two websites from the Department of Agriculture for education, and an E-book detailing the popular crops grown in New Jersey.
  • Students will see farms in Sussex, Tabernacle, and Pedrickstown, learn about sweet corn from Salem, Burlington, and Gloucester counties, and become familiar with various New Jersey-grown foods.
  • The K-6 resources are in the upper right of the page.
Grade k-2 | 3-5 | 6-8
Subject Science,Social Studies
Resource Type Articles/Websites

  • This reading comprehension worksheet discusses various turtles that are native to Connecticut, the ecosystems they inhabit, and how humans can help turtles thrive.
  • Students will be able to test their reading comprehension by completing the "Turtle Test" matching activity on the worksheet.


Grade 3-5
Subject Science,English Language Arts
Resource Type Activity - Classroom

  • This collection of seven lesson plans will introduce elementary students to the effects of climate change on New Jersey, farms in NJ, and how they can help.
  • Students will create models to illustrate the greenhouse effect, sea level rise, and the impact of droughts and floods on plants, then make compost with plant matter from home, learn about adaptations in New Jersey's agriculture, and learn things they can do to stop global warming.
Grade k-2 | 3-5
Subject Science,Social Studies
Resource Type Lesson Plans

  • This coloring page and activity sheet gives information about the top speed of peregrine falcons, the areas they inhabit in Connecticut, and the formerly used pesticide that almost caused their extinction.
  • Students will learn that peregrine falcons are the fastest animal on Earth, they can live in various high-altitude areas, and they are skilled hunters.
Grade k-2 | 3-5
Subject Science,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Worksheets

  • This article tells readers what to do if they spot a bat in Connecticut and provides additional information about bats.
  • Students will learn about white-nose syndrome and its impacts on the bat population, bat migratory and hibernation patterns, and bat habitats.
Grade 6-8 | 3-5
Subject Science
Resource Type Articles/Websites

  • In this lesson, students will use maps, graphs, and data from California to investigate the connection between air quality, wildfires, and location.
  • Students will develop questions about the causes of poor air quality, use fire and smoke maps to determine the impact of wildfires on air quality, analyze the increase in droughts and wildfires due to anthropogenic climate change, and analyze box plots to compare the air quality in different communities.
Grade 6-8
Subject Science,Mathematics
Resource Type Lesson Plans

Climate Change Lessons By Teachers

Explore climate change lessons created by teachers for the subjects you teach.

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Students consider the impacts of biking on their community and how to encourage people to bike more through a school survey. 

Inquire: Students view a short video of students biking to school and discuss their experiences with biking.

Investigate: Students create and analyze graphs and survey results about biking.

Inspire: Based on their findings, students generate suggestions to encourage biking in their school community.
Grade 3-5
Subject Mathematics
Resource Type Lesson Plan

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  • This fun and inspiring activity lets students color in various Captain Climate images, print off and color bookmarks, and make a cutout of their ideas to help the Earth.
  • The images in the activity encourage students to be kind, read books, and protect the planet.


Grade k-2 | 3-5
Subject Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • These online vocabulary cards go over useful terms about air pollution, environmental justice, and climate change.
  • The vocabulary terms are defined and accompanied by an illustrative image.


Grade 3-5
Subject Science,Health
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This bundle of writing prompts, calendar planning pages, goal planning sheets, a student survey, and coloring pages will be sure to get your students back into the swing of things this fall.
  • The materials can be customized, downloaded, or printed for use in the classroom or as homework assignments.


Grade 9-12
Subject Science,Social Studies,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This collection of short writing prompts, bell ringers, planner pages, monthly calendars, goal-setting sheets, a student survey, and coloring pages will help get middle school students ready to start the school year by reflecting on their summer and thinking about what they’d like to accomplish.
  • The slides can be customized, downloaded, shared, or printed.


Grade 6-8
Subject Science,Social Studies,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • Get your students excited for the new school year with this collection of Captain Climate coloring pages, bell ringers, writing prompts, classroom signs, class schedule cards, goal planning sheets, a student survey, and an "all about me" page.
  • There are a number of customizable and printable signs, labels, and worksheets that can be used for a variety of purposes.


Grade 3-5
Subject Science,Social Studies,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • Use these classroom signs, songs, poems, coloring sheets, and writing prompts to get your students excited about the new school year.
  • There are a number of printable, downloadable, and customizable worksheets, signs, and labels to get your classroom ready and the activities will get your students excited to learn!



Grade k-2
Subject Science,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This engaging summer learning activity sheet will keep your high school kids learning all summer long with experiments, podcasts, graphic novels, educational videos, and career path discussions.
  • The activities can be completed randomly, as a game, or they can complete the entire sheet.


Grade 9-12
Subject Science,Social Studies,English Language Arts,Health
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This fun summer learning activity sheet is full of hands-on activities and experiments, interactive games, reading and writing activities, educational videos, and podcasts.
  • Keep your kids learning all summer long as they get outdoors and continue to practice their reading, writing, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.



Grade 6-8
Subject Science,Social Studies,Chemistry,Biology,Earth and Space Sciences,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This engaging group of activities will keep your kids active and learning all summer long with hands-on activities and experiments, interactive games, reading and writing activities, educational videos, and podcasts.
  • Play it as a game or encourage your kids to complete one row or column each week to get them ready for the next school year.



Grade 3-5
Subject Social Studies,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This fun summer learning activity sheet will keep your kids engaged all summer long with hands-on activities, art projects, reading and writing activities, educational videos, and games.
  • Play it like Bingo or Tiddlywinks to select an activity, or simply challenge them to complete the whole card by the end of the summer.



Grade k-2
Subject Science,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

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  • This group of Earth Day resources provides writing prompts that stimulate social and emotional connections to nature, vocabulary cards with images, and art activities.
  • All resources are adjustable, downloadable, and easy to share online, making them a great choice for Earth Day or any other time of the year.



Grade 9-12
Subject Science,Social Studies,English Language Arts,Visual and Performing Arts
Resource Type Bundle

News for Students

News articles that can be adjusted to your students' grade levels and enrich their climate learning experience.

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Jun 13

New Study Suggests Greening Your Groceries Can Help With Climate Change

Do you know how much your groceries add to your carbon footprint? Experts estimate that a third of t...

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Jun 13

Prophecy Fulfilled? White Bison Calf Born in Yellowstone Park

For many, the birth of any calf in a herd of endangered bison is a cause for celebration. On June 4,...

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Jun 12

Elephants Talk, Have Names For Each Other, Study Suggests

Perhaps you’ve heard the old joke: “What do you call a 12,000-pound elephant in your living room?...

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Jun 11

Vermont Passes Law Requiring Big Oil to Cover Costs of Climate Change

Vermont has become the first US state to pass a climate change law that requires oil companies to pay for...

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Jun 11

North, South Korea Wage War of Trash — and K-pop

North and South Korea have been at odds since they were formally divided. In 1945, the two countries...

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Jun 10

Brazilian 'Supercow' Sells for $4 Million

The world has a new record-holder for the title of most bank-breaking bovine.

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Jun 7

Mission Success: SpaceX Launches, Lands Largest Rocket Ever Built

SpaceX’s huge Starship rocket survived a scorching re-entry through Earth’s atmosphere t...

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Jun 7

'Like Grilled Cheese in a Pan': Heat Dome Settles Over Western US

A bubble of  hot, stagnant air has settled over the western US. It's bringing record-breaking heat t...

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Jun 6

Indonesian Women Protect Nation's Rain Forests With Patrols, Kindness

In 2015, the village of Damaran Baru in Indonesia suffered heavy rains and flash floods. Hundreds of peop...

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Jun 5

'Doomsday Glacier' Melting Faster Than Initial Calculations

The Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica appears to be melting faster than previously thought. It's t...

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Jun 3

How to Watch This Week's 'Planetary Parade'

Featured on many classroom walls is a poster of our solar system. On most, the planets appear a...

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Jun 3

China Successfully Lands Unmanned Spacecraft on Far Side of Moon

The far side of the moon has long been portrayed in story and song as a mystery. But it may soon&nbs...

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May 31

NOAA: Expect a Heavy 2024 Hurricane Season

The East Coast of the US faces a higher risk of some very nasty storms this summer, weather experts say. ...

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May 31

Global Conflicts Force Displaced People Numbers To Soar

War and famine forced 68 million people worldwide to flee their homes by the end of 2023. That's the...

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May 31

Holiday Weekend Storms Leave 23 Dead, Strand Airline Passengers, Cut Power Across South

Hurricane force wind gusts whipped through Dallas on Tuesday. The extreme weather caps a Memorial Da...

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May 31

"They're Everywhere!": How Cockroaches Conquered Earth

Very few species can truly claim to live anywhere on earth. The brown-and-black German cockroach is...

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May 31

Landslide in Papua New Guinea Buries Thousands as Rescuers Struggle To Save Lives

Rescue crews on the island nation of Papua New Guinea are searching for survivors of a landslide. Government o...

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May 23

'Sheer Terror' Aboard Singapore Jetliner Hit with Violent Turbulence

A 73-year-old British man died of a suspected heart attack when extreme turbulence rattled a Singapo...

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Professional Learning

Find the right professional learning opportunity for you or your school, whether it is support for curriculum development or foundational knowledge about climate change.

Maine Environmental Education Association

Wabanaki Studies Professional Development Workshops

In this workshop, teachers will learn how to incorporate Wabanaki studies into their cl...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: May 11, May 18, June 20
Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation

Sail on the Clearwater: Summer Solstice Sail

In this workshop, participants will sail aboard the historic Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: June 20, 2024 5:30pm EDT
Teach ME Outside

Building a Culture of Teaching Outside

In this workshop, teachers will learn how to create a culture of outdoor learning at their school. P...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: June 21
Clean Energy Bright Futures

Clean Energy Fellows

CE’s Clean Energy Fellows cohorts are designed to harness the genius of both educators and students to support this ne...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: August 2024-June 2025
Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Collaborative

Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference

In this virtual conference, formal and nonformal educators from across the Mid-Atlantic wi...

Format: Online: Synchronous
Date(s) Offered: June 25, 26, & 27 at 1:00pm EDT
Wisconsin International Resource Consortium (WIRC)

Climate Optimism: Finding Creative Solutions and Making Positive Impacts

In this virtual workshop, educators will learn about new ideas and...

Format: Online: Synchronous
Date(s) Offered: June 28, 2024 9:00am CDT
Oregon State University

Nature Journaling and Project Learning Tree in the Oregon Garden

Teachers will join Oregon Garden in Silverton to delve into Project Learni...

Format: In Person
Date(s) Offered: June 28, 2024 10:00am (PDT)
CLEAN

Create Your Own Climate and Energy Units

This step-by-step guide provides a framework for utilizing CLEAN resources to develop NGSS-aligned...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Summary of Climate Change in New Jersey for Teachers

This 15-page guide outlines the state of climate change in New Jersey for teachers. It...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
NOAA

New Jersey State Climate Summary

This guide provides a climate summary for the state of New Jersey, allowing teachers, curriculum specialis...

Format: Online: Asynchronous

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