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Maine Climate Council


9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College


Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering

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  • Articles and Websites
  • Interactive Media
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

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North America, United States, USA - Northeast, Maine


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Maine Climate Science Dashboard

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  • This article includes information and interactive graphs about Maine's climate since 1880, including projections of sea level rise, sea temperature, and land temperature into the future.
  • The maps and graphs are specific to the three climate zones in Maine and the Gulf of Maine, and there are a number of helpful links included for more information.
Teaching Tips


  • The article cites credible sources.
  • The land temperature dashboard considers different regions within Maine.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be able to read line graphs and bar graphs.
  • Make sure to read the section that says "How to use the Maine Climate Science Dashboard."


  • This resource could support a lesson about greenhouse gas emissions, how they impact Earth's climate, and how these impacts alter life around the world.
  • This resource could augment a classroom discussion on the Maine government's effectiveness at presenting climate change information to their constituents. 
  • This resource could supplement a lesson about the negative externalities of climate change for economies around the globe.
  • This resource could enhance a classroom discussion about what political changes must happen for the world to tackle climate change more aggressively.
Scientist Notes
This website from the Maine Climate Council provides three interactive graphs that supply data about land temperature, ocean temperature (for long-term temperature projections and seasonal trends), and sea level rise, from mid-century through today, plus projections through the end of the century. This website would be a great resource for any classroom discussion on temperature or sea level variations over time and projections into the future, as well as discussions about data analytics. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • HS-ESS2-2 Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
      • HS-ESS2-4 Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-5 Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth systems.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
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