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Teaching Resources for Spanish Teachers - English

By: Vanessa Wilson

May 4, 2022 | 7 minute read

Do you struggle to find resources for your Spanish-speaking students, or resources you can use in your Spanish class? As a former dual-language science teacher, I often found it difficult to find quality science resources and hands-on activities in both Spanish and English for my students. SubjectToClimate has curated various resources that will not only engage your students, but also educate them on the science of climate change. These resources can be used for both in-person or distance learning and offer English and Spanish translations of the material.

En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects: Science, Social Studies, Physics, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics, Civics, Mathematics, World Languages, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Other

Resource Type: Interactive Media

In this En-ROADS simulation, students will be able to examine the connection between global energy sources and greenhouse gas emissions. The activity can be completed in 12 different languages, including Spanish, which makes it a great activity for a World Language class. It can be used across multiple subject areas such as science, social studies and math. En-ROADS offers free courses for individuals who are interested in learning how to navigate their tools and gain the knowledge to become better climate change advocates.

Combating Global Warming Mind Map

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects: Art, Climate Action, World Languages, Spanish

Resource Type: Artwork

Students will love this beautifully illustrated climate change mind map. The mind map includes information on how individuals can do their part to help fight the climate crisis. This resource is translated into 10 different languages, including Spanish. Students can analyze the mind map and take inspiration to create their own concept maps, either digitally or paper-based. The mind map is a great tool to use for ELL and ESE students, or for students that need visual assistance for comprehension. This activity can be used in various subject matter classes such as science, social science, and even art.

Liz Hadly Tracks the Impact of Climate Change in Yellowstone

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects: Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, World Languages, Spanish

Resource Type: Video, Activity, Worksheet

Biointeractive offers various engaging science activities for students of all ages. In this activity, students will learn about the impact of climate change on Yellowstone ecosystems. This resource includes a 7-minute video by scientist, Liz Hadly, explaining how increasing temperatures caused by climate change are affecting the plants and animals of Yellowstone National Park.  

Student activities are included in English and Spanish, with transcripts for students who require visual aids. The website includes multiple related activities on the topic of climate change and its effects on the environment. This activity can be integrated into middle and high school science and environmental science lessons.

Steve Palumbi & Megan Morikawa Study Coral Reef Damage in American Samoa

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects: Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, World Languages, Spanish

Resource Type: Video, Activity, Worksheet

In this video, scientists Steve Palumbi and Megan Morikawa discuss the damage being caused to coral reefs due to rising water temperatures. The scientists study coral reefs around Ofu Island in American Samoa and research how exposure to warm waters causes coral bleaching and death.

A student activity sheet is linked with comprehension questions and graphs for students to analyze and show their knowledge of the video and coral reefs. A video and accompanying materials can be accessed in both English and Spanish, so this activity would be great to use in science and language classes.  A Google resource folder with the activities can be shared with students and other educators.

Looking for more Spanish resources on climate change to use with your students? Check out this curated search to find more Spanish teaching resources

About the Author

Vanessa currently teaches 7th-grade comprehensive science and previously taught 6-8th grade Dual-Language Science for 6 years. She has a  Bachelor's in Environmental Science/Anthropology. Her passions include learning how to incorporate technology into my lessons, reading science books, and spending time in nature with her children. Vanessa is passionate about teaching climate change because she wants her students to learn how to become change agents and protect their future.