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Climate Outreach, Climate Visuals


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


Science, Biology, Visual and Performing Arts, Health

Resource Type

  • Artwork

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


  • The visuals are high quality and the resource is easy to navigate.
  • There are images from all over the world, which will expose students to new places and cultures.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Click on an image to read more about it and see details like location and photographer.


  • Students can explore the images and discuss common themes they see.
  • Students can choose an image and research more about the health impact depicted in that image. Students could present this to the class.
  • These images can be used as inspiration for students to create their own photos or artworks about the health impacts of climate change.
  • Other helpful resources on this topic include this e-book about the major health impacts and this video about the connections between pollution and health.
Scientist Notes
There is no misconception in the visuals. Recommended for teaching environmental and climate justice.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
      • HS-ESS3-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
  • 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.
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