This lesson introduces students to the relationship between health and climate change through play and movement.
Step 1 - Inquire: Students complete an exercise warm-up and wonder about the question "Why am I breathing so hard?"
Step 2 - Investigate: Students play a game focusing on exercise, the carbon cycle, and climate change.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students discuss ways in which they can help address climate change, such as planting trees.
This lesson allows students to learn about the importance of trees in addressing climate change and improving air quality. Students get to play an interactive game to understand why we should conserve and restore the forests. The lesson has no scientific misconceptions, and all materials are well-sourced. This is recommended for teaching.
This lesson is aligned to New Jersey standards. Review the aligned standards directly in the lesson plan document and teacher slideshow.Discover more on the New Jersey Climate Education Hub.