Next Generation Science Standards for high school. Connecticut lawmakers have officially adopted NGSS.
Guidance in teaching climate and energy from the Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
Curriculum from Stanford for high school students
Curriculum from Stanford for middle school students
Includes how to create a biosphere in a bottle, learn all the energy it takes it make a burger, and creating your own biofuels.
Climate Science and Policy Lesson Plan This activity includes various skills such as reading graphs. It allows students to apply their knowledge of increasing concentrations of CO2 in our atmosphere and how it affects biodiversity and ecosystems, and understand the carbon cycle better.
Writing about climate change
Free downloadable lesson plans and factsheets
Comprehensive list of lessons, activities and experiments for all age groups
Buy, use, toss? An interdisciplinary curriculum examining how we buy things in the US.
Created by Boston Public School Science teachers and students - resources for high school, middle school and elementary school
NOAA Climate Education Webinar Archives
Lab activity on why some molecules absorb heat better than others.
Interactive game to learn about the causes and effects of climate change.
Eco-fair project from our partners at Metropolitan Business Academy
Students design their own research project answering the question "How is the Climate Changing?" and present their ideas at an Eco Fair where other students can come an see their ideas
Renew-a-bean activity to teach conservation and renewable energy using beans.
Solar Activities including: building a solar water heater, building a solar cooker and creating a model solar house
Wind Energy: students create their own wind machines and use them for various experiments
All of the above from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Full document here
Classroom activity with popcorn to better understand concept of nonrenewable energy
National Energy Education Development curriculum resources.
Renewable energy, wind and solar power basics with games and experiments
Energy Efficiency Ambassadors learn how different types of light use energy and discuss how you can educe energy waste at home
Stabilization Wedges- 15 way to cut carbon from Princeton Carbon Mitigation Initiative. Students work in groups to choose the best combination of technology, policy, and tools to reduce our carbon output. Depending on knowledge level of students this could be a single lesson at the end of a unit or a whole unit in itself.
Biology and Public Health
Go Fish lesson to explain the tragedy of the commons and the over use of resources using goldfish
Resources from University of Texas at Austin with information about the author of each lesson plan
Information resource climate change relation to public health. APHA’s efforts and hope for more awareness - video as well
Climate change implications for health, current/projected health effects of climate change, ways that reduced greenhouse gas emissions will help
Live video school program for grades 6-12 from the American Museum of Natural History
Academic article from the American Journal of Public Health
Website and Center for Climate Change & Health connected with Public Health Institute
Long-term student-directed project on climate change's effect on human health and disease
Khan Academy: “How Does Climate Change Affect Biodiversity”
National Geographic: Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye
National Geographic: Energy 101: Biofuels
National Geographic: Energy 101: Solar PV
AsapSCIENCE: What if All The Ice Melted on Earth? Ft. Bill Nye
NASA: How Global Warming Stacks Up
NASA’s Earth Minute: Sea Level Rise
NASA’s Earth Minute: Gas Problem
NASA’s Earth Minute: Earth Has a Fever
MinuteEarth: "Science and Stories about our awesome planet!"
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: Climate Change: The State of the Science
Our Climate - Our Future short videos.
Ted Talk: Gavin Schmidt: The Emergent Patterns of Climate Change
Vox: Takeout creates a lot of trash. It doesn't have to. Can we deliver ourselves from packaging waste?
CNNMoney: Google Earth Timelapses show Climate Change
TIME: Three Decades of Earth Seen from Space