Last update 6/7/19

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High School Government Lesson

Includes review of problem, role play                CCGov      (110 mins)

 High/Middle School Science Lesson     (upgraded to NGSS 5E’s format)  (70 mins)

Basic Presentation – prefer to use small sections with students activities in between

             Basic Climate Science  (55 min)        

Student WS  ClimNasa_Ice   teacher guide  CliNasaTeach

diagram for water/ice activity IceActDiag

 Middle School Science Lesson (55 mins)

     –  Student WS  CCMS,    teacher guide CCMSTeach

 GreenHouse Effect  (45 min)

Simulation Activity –  Student WS  GHpHet,    teacher guide GHpHetTchr 

Alternative by J. Scolaro   Powerpt 7.2 GHouse   Student Note  7.2 GHousenotes

 Sea Level Rise (30 min) – Word Wide and local investigation (Santa Cruz)

            Student WS  SeaLev19  ,  teacher guide  SeaLev19TR

New Page on Ocean Acidification

 Thinking and Writing – reflections on recent news  – (25 mins)

Is there Hope?  –  Student WS  Hope&essay,  Hope_ Spanish ,  Hope Chinese

Scenarios – stories of young people affected by ClimateChange

2017Scenarios     Students read, and then share in a walk/talk or other activity

 High/Middle School – Historical/World Wide Perspectives 

(about 70 mins total – could shorten)

The Carbon Story – great graphics – Stud WS CStoryLessson teachguide CstoryTeach

Inspiration Greta Thunberg   – 3min vid,    Young Voices for the Planet – series of 6 min videos


Solar Activity with lights, batteries and mini solar cells – any age                                           – teacher guide SolarTeach

Includes details – Student WS  SolTech,     Short version  Solarshr        

(Note we have 18 student sets of materials)

Drawdown activity with cards – Middle/High School        – DDown ActCards

Student WS  DDownActWS,    teacher guide DdownTch , 

review powerpoint DDownActiv

Higher grade option  Student WS  Solutions1_1

 Solution Art for grades 4-6         Short video intros    Solution Videos

Carbon FarmingThe Soil Story (4min) ,

            The Dirt on Climate Change

– local video (42min),  Student Question Sheet DirtCC2

For Biology Classes  

Penguins     Excellent activity from NSTA  Climate Change Pole-Pole  PoletoPole 

Chapter 5—Now You “Sea” Ice, Now You Don’t ………….page 77

Older student worksheet     PenguinChanges   

(NOTE don’t use this version     – it has loads of errors – emailed the author 6/7/19

Now You “Sea” Ice, Now You Don’t:

                                    Penguin communities shift on the Antarctic Peninsula Version 7. 2013)

Other case studies in POLE to POLE include

Chapter 6 – Polar Bear decline

Chapter 7 – Wolves

Chapter 8 – Phenological mismatch in the Mediterranean

Chapter 9 – Pollen Allergy Increase

Chapter 10 – Heat Waves Increase

Earth / Environmental science

excellent powerpoint by Jessica Scolaro     7.1 Climates and Biomes

In preparation  – lesson on Ocean Acidification