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Science, Social Studies, Climate Action

Resource Types

  • Interactive Media
  • Assessment

Regional Focus


Personal Action

  • This course about taking action to help reduce climate change includes sections on a sustainable diet, flying and driving, consumption, having children, activism, and how much personal actions matter. 
  • It contains text, interactive questions, infographics, links to references, and a final quiz. 
Teaching Tips


  • It outlines many different ways individuals can take action and helps students gauge the relative impact of those actions.
  • Students can earn a certificate if they complete the course.

Additional Prerequisites

  • This course is part of a series of climate change courses from ClimateScience.   
  • Students will need a computer and Internet connection to use the interactive features.
  • You could research and present other possible solutions to aging populations in developed countries, such as making it easier for climate migrants/refugees/international students/etc. to immigrate into those countries.
  • Here is a Table of Solutions that can be sorted to see the top climate solutions.


Scientist Notes
The resource highlights various ways for individuals to reduce their carbon footprint including family planning, consuming less meat and more plant-based diets, reducing flying, etc. Students can learn how these can impact their daily lifestyles to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • 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.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • 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.
      • D4.8.6-8 Apply a range of deliberative and democratic procedures to make decisions and take action in their classrooms and schools, and in out-of-school civic contexts.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.10 By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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