No Fly Climate Sci is an online platform to raise the public sense of urgency regarding climate and aviation.
Students can read about Earth scientists, academics, institutions, and members of the public who are choosing not to fly or are flying less due to climate change.
The interactive map is easy to navigate and visually displays the people and organizations around the world who have joined the cause.
The resource includes stories of youth who have committed to fly less or not at all, which could be especially relatable and inspiring for students.
Students should have basic knowledge about the impacts of aviation on climate change. Teachers can use the Stay Grounded information page to establish this background.
When navigating the map, students can click on any No Fly icon to read the bio of that individual.
The resources tab includes a list of research articles that students can explore to learn more about the topic.
Students can research different solutions for the impacts of air travel and assess their potential effectiveness.
If students are interested, they can join the cause and submit their stories to be shared on the site.
With younger students, teachers can explore the site with them as a class and read aloud some particularly inspiring stories.
There is no contradiction in the map. Views and projections are appropriate. Resource is recommended for teaching.
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.
5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 1: Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries
D1.3.6-8. Explain points of agreement experts have about interpretations and applications of disciplinary concepts and ideas associated with a supporting question.
Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
D4.7.3-5 Explain different strategies and approaches students and others could take in working alone and together to address local, regional, and global problems, and predict possible results of their actions.
D4.7.9-12 Assess options for individual and collective action to address local, regional, and global problems by engaging in self-reflection, strategy identification, and complex causal reasoning.