Climate Kids Helps Kids Learn About Climate Change
NASA's Climate Kids website has many excellent online and offline resources for teaching students about climate change. One of those resources is the Big Questions page. The Big Questions page guides students through the basic concepts and issues related to climate change. Six big questions are featured on the page. Students select a question to discover the answers through the exploration of a series of smaller questions. Each question is addressed with a mix of image, text, and video explanations.The Climate Kids Big Questions are:What is climate change?Why is carbon important?What is the greenhouse effect?How do we know the climate is changing?How does climate change effect the ocean?What else do we need to find out?Applications for EducationAfter working through the Big Questions you could have students play some of the Climate Kids online games which address topics including recycling, renewable energy, and climate history. Some of the hands-on activities featured on Climate Kids include re-purposing old clothing to make re-usable shopping bags, creating your own paper, and garden projects.Climate Kids includes a page for teachers. On that page you can find a directory of resources aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.Are you a tech coach or media specialist looking for some new ideas to share with your colleagues? If so, 50 Tech Tuesday Tips is an eBook you need. You can get it right here.
The Climate Kids Big Questions are:
- What is climate change?
- Why is carbon important?
- What is the greenhouse effect?
- How do we know the climate is changing?
- How does climate change effect the ocean?
- What else do we need to find out?