Beginners Guide to Climate Change – good place to start – click on link to learn more.

Carbon Footprint We are thrilled to announce that in these challenging times, the International Student Carbon Footprint Challenge (ISCFC) goes on!
Attached here you will find the official invitation to the September 2020 session of the ISCFC.

In the attached letter you will find all of the important links and dates for the upcoming session, including the target registration deadline of Sep. 4. Please feel free to post and distribute this invitation letter to any interested colleagues, and don’t hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns.
We know that your plans with your students are especially unpredictable right now, so please consider the attached session schedule to be a guide.  We are committed to supporting yours and your students’ participation whenever it works best for you.  Still, the online ISCFC peer-to-peer conversations are the most exciting when the most students are participating at once, hence our session target dates.


New online lesson using the latest research from Mark Jacobson, Stanford University

Additional material from Mark Jacobson’s August 2020 presentation


These following lessons were originally planned as classroom lessons. Some are immediately usable on-line. Lessons which have been modified for on-line use will have “OL” at the end of the file name.

Also check out our many other lessons here and modify as needed. Email me if you have problems or questions –

Climate Science for 5th-7th grade -using the nasa website,gov

– includes a “coral bleaching game”.

Coral Bleaching Video (2:41)

Climate Science for 8th Grade through adult – using Climate.nasa,gov


More info here. Direct access to the simulation. Additional materials

GreenHouse Effect  (45 min) – Chemistry lesson Note – this is currently a Java program but there is a new SW called CheerpJ which allows it to run on a browser – therefore OK for Chrome books.

Simulation Activity –  Student WS  GHpHet,    teacher guide GHpHetTchr

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

The Carbon Story – great graphics – Stud WS CStoryLessson,

Visioning the Future – this lesson is suitable for almost any class including Social Studies, English Language and Art


Nasa CO2  Video  2:41 min.

The Soil Story by Kiss The Ground 

Eat Less Meat  (1:30)

Short Video about FOOD CUBES – made during the COVID shutdown


Brief – Mar 2020 – Short powerpoint on the current climate science Brief2020 DOWNLOAD – well annotated.

Longer – More details – updated Mar 2020

Spanish powerpoint with text in spanish –

omita las demostraciones si se usa para la enseñanza en línea

Bilingual notes for spanish powerpoint


Drawdown – Excellent SOLUTIONS information with a new 2020 update. Also related info here. Higher grade student WS  Solutions1_1

More useful videos

Feb 2020 – Kid friendly Students Guide to Global Warming and info on Clean Energy

Jan 2020 – Great new 3 min video with Greta and George Monbiot

New Nov 2019 – How to talk about Climate Change

Lots of good videos and other resources