Education Resources

CLIMATE QUESTIONS

To provide answers to queries from teachers, students, or families (or anyone) about global warming and its global, regional, or local climate change consequences, we have established a Hotline.  Please send questions to socanhotline@gmail.com

GENERAL

STANDARDS

Curriculum materials developed by local educators

Curated links to other organizations, curricuum materials, information, and data

Climate.Gov 

Energy.gov

  • US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Energy Literacy video series
  • Background info on energy for teachers, K-12 lesson plans, and videos

Climate Change Live

  • US Forest Service and 26 other public and non-profit organizations
  • Distance learning resources for students and teachers
  • Curated list of web information and lesson plans
  • Background information on climate science for teachers

Alliance for Climate Education

  • Non-profit
  • Trains young people to be climate educators and activists
  • Brings climate assemblies aligned with NGSS to high schools with teacher resources for before and after the assembly
  • “Our Climate Our Future” video aligned with NGSS for use in high school classrooms with accompanying resources

CLEAN—Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network

  • National Science Digital Libraries Pathway Project affiliated with NOAA’s Climate.gov
  • 600+ reviewed lesson plans mostly for MS and HS but some 3-5 resources. Searchable by various criteria.
  • Background information for teachers and suggestions on pedagogic approaches

National Geographic: Climate Change

Cool California

  • California Air Resources Board, State Government
  • Curriculum materials and links to other resources

Windows to the Universe: Our Changing Planet

  • National Earth Science Teachers’ Association, Education Non-Profit
  • Videos on the effects of climate change with accompanying lesson plans

NASA Climate Change

  • Data, images, information on climate change science, effects of climate change, and careers in climate science
  • Climate Kids http://climatekids.nasa.gov/  Great resource for elementary age kids with info, videos, activities on climate science, effects, and solutions.

 Climate Connections

California Academy of Sciences

  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Lesson plans on climate science searchable by area of science or by grade level

 Eco Schools USA

DLESE—Digital Library for Earth System Education

  • Catalog of thousands of earth science lesson plans and curriculum materials searchable by grade level, resource type, collection source, and standards.

 National Geographic: Climate Change

Windows to the Universe: Our Changing Planet

  • National Earth Science Teachers’ Association, Education Non-Profit
  • Videos on the effects of climate change with accompanying lesson plans

NASA Climate Change

  • Data, images, information on climate change science, effects of climate change, and careers in climate science
  • Climate Kids http://climatekids.nasa.gov/  Great resource for elementary age kids with info, videos, activities on climate science, effects, and solutions.

Carbon and Climate

  • University of Wisconsin
  • Background information on the global carbon cycle

 Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility 

  • US Department of Energy
  • Resources for students and teachers
  • List of lesson plans
  • Background information on data and tools used by climate scientists

University Center for Atmospheric Research/National Center for Atmospheric Research

  • Government research facility
  • Background information on climate for teachers and students with some activities

CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECTS

PUBLICATIONS

VIDEOS

BOOKS FOR STUDENTS