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Climate Outreach, Climate Visuals


3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Art, Justice, Social-Emotional Learning

Resource Type

  • Artwork

Regional Focus


Climate Causes

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  • This is a library of images showing examples of the causes of climate change. 
  • Each image has an extensive description and ideas for how best to use the image. 
Teaching Tips


  • The visuals are high quality and the resource is easy to navigate.
  • The images expose students to parts of the world they might not be familiar with.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Click on an image to read about it and see background information like who took the image and where it is from.


  • Teachers could let students explore the image library and ask them to identify images that resonate most with them.
  • Students could look for themes in the images and categorize them into groups.
  • Students could use these images as inspiration to capture their own pictures about climate change in their community.
  • Also check out the image libraries for climate impacts and climate solutions.

Scientist Notes
There is no misconception in the visuals. Recommended for teaching environmental and climate justice.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
  • National Core Arts Standards
    • Visual Arts: Standard 7 - Perceive and analyze artistic work.
      • VA:Re7.2.Ia Analyze how one’s understanding of the world is affected by experiencing visual imagery.
      • VA:Re7.2.3a Determine messages communicated by an image.
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