Resources for Educators
Kindergarten - 5th Grade Students
What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate?
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
This "Climate Kids" lesson unit includes a video and transcript, poster download, and links to additional lessons on atmosphere, water, energy, and plants and animals.
Human Health and Climate Change
Lesson #3 - Grades 4 & 5 Climate Change Curriculum will help students understand how climate change can affect human health, gain specific knowledge of ozone depletion and measures that have been taken to decrease it by the UN, and learn what they can do to mitigate the effects of climate change on human health.
6th Grade - 12th Grade Students
Data in the Classroom - Teacher Guide
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Data in the Classroom has structured, student-directed lesson plans that use historical and real-time NOAA data. The four (soon to be five) modules address research questions and include stepped levels of engagement with complex inquiry investigations with real-time and past data.
Evaluating Environmental Reporting at Home
& Around the World
Part of the "Losing Earth" curriculum series, high school students consider that while all journalists endeavor to relay factual accounts, the impact of their reporting varies widely, from broad policy change to evoking a particular emotion in the individuals it reaches. What is the purpose of environmental reporting; and what should it accomplish?