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August 14, 2023

7 Resources to Teach Students About Climate Change

Every day, we see the effects of climate change. 

Our precious Mother Earth can only withstand so much, and we all know, if we don’t act quickly, we stand to lose the things we hold most important, along with the place we live.

Educators can teach students about climate change through the work of Greta Thunberg, sharing experiences of changes to the environment, and much more. 

We’ve compiled seven resources featured in the Teaching Channel course, Teaching Students About Climate Change, to help inspire your next science lesson. Explore these informative articles and hands-on strategies, then use our customizable template to design a lesson play you can use in the classroom right away!

  1. 8 Ways to Teach Climate Change in Almost Any Classroom,” from National Public Radio (NPR) 
  2. Climate Change Education Resources for Teachers and Students,” from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  3. 15 Meaningful and Hands-On Climate Change Activities for Kids,” from We Are Teachers
  4. Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet,” “For Educators” page from NASA includes a list of organizations that provide resources related to global climate change.  
  5. Position Statement about the Teaching of Climate Science from the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)
  6. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Global Climate Change Evidence Statements: Earth & Human Activity/Human Sustainability/Weather & Climate
  7. Safety and School Science Instruction from National Science Teaching Association from NSTA

Whether you are a science teacher or a general education teacher looking to infuse your curriculum with information about climate change, Course 5540: Teaching Students About Climate Change will take you down a path of discovery! You will be ready to show students the impact of our actions while providing ways they can take action and advocate to protect the Earth today, tomorrow, and in the future. 

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