The Climate Education Week Toolkit is a free, easy-to-use, ready-to-go resource with hand-picked lesson plans, activities, and contests for all your K-12 students. It meets both Next Generation Science and Common Core standards.
With the goal of educating and engaging K-12 students on climate change, this cross-disciplinary resource includes a range of activities from an energy conservation action plan to reading and discussing Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.
Keep checking this page, as we will be adding more lessons plans every week leading up to Earth Day!
Earth Week Climate Education Teach-In
Join ACE for a livestream teach-in on climate science and solutions. We’ll be playing trivia, watching videos from Our Climate Our Future, and taking Q&A with renowned climate scientist Scott Denning of Colorado State University and youth climate leader Maxine Jimenez of UC Santa Cruz. Sign up now.
When: Monday, April 24, 2017, 1:00pm EDT / 10:00am EDT
Where: Streaming straight to your classroom. Just log in and join.
Lesson Plans and Resources
CLEAN (Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network) offers scientifically and pedagogically reviewed resources in the CLEAN Collection. The CLEAN Collection resources are hand-picked and reviewed to meet the Climate Literacy and Energy Literacy frameworks as well as the Next Generation Science Standards.
NASA Vital Signs for the Planet provides the most recent numbers on global temperature, carbon dioxide, and other important data that can be discussed with your students! Also check out NASA Global Climate Education Resources for other reviewed lesson plans and resources.
Climate Generation offers a free collection of climate change curriculum resources which includes 6 guides for Grades 3-8 and 9-12. Their newest middle school resource used the NGSS as a framework for design and NSTA recently included it in their collection of resources that support NGSS.
The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) has turned their award-winning assembly into a multimedia experience that educates young people about the science of climate change and empowers them to take action. Check out Our Climate Our Future.
Starting on April 8, 2016, the Young Voices for the Planet films will reach an estimated 11 million viewers nationwide through distribution by American Public Television. Check out the YVFP Resources page for curriculum linked to the film series.
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