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Climate Change Teacher Resources

Many educators are now finding opportunities to teach about Earth's climate and climate change in their classrooms.  Windows to the Universe provides an interlinked learning ecosystem to a wealth of resources that support you on these topics, including online content for browsing or to support an introductory online course on climate change, teacher professional development resources, classroom activities, and online interactives.  We provide links to these resources on this page, for your convenience, and will be updating the page regularly as new pages are added. 

Climate Change Course: This page provides links to resources (including readings, activities, and presentations) on Windows to the Universe and elsewhere that can be included in an introductory climate change course, and will be updated regularly. 

Online content for browsing: Visit the Climate and Global Change section of the website, which includes hundreds of pages on content on climate and climate change, including the following topics (each linking to extensive collections of additional pages of content):

Teacher Professional Development and Educational Resources: Links to professional development resources developed for K-12 teachers on climate change are provided below.

Classroom Activities on Climate Change: Windows to the Universe includes dozens of classroom activities on climate and global change.  Links below go to the Climate and Global Change section of our Teacher Resources - Activities page as well as to the Our Changing Planet section of the website.  Our Changing Planet includes 17 high quality brief videos on a variety of topics associated with climate and global change based on NSF research as well as an associated classroom activity that goes along with each video.  The activities are substantial, data-rich activities for students in which they model scientific process skills. 

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