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Did you know that the world’s climate is changing? Many human activities like driving cars, running factories, and generating energy release gases into our atmosphere. Because these gases trap heat from the sun close to the earth, this is causing our planet to warm!

As the global temperature warms, weather patterns have begun to change, polar ice is melting, and sea levels are rising. These changes could impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people in our lifetime!

There’s a lot of information out there on climate change but we’ve added our favorite websites below. Click a link below to jump straight down to any section:

INFORMATION for KIDS

Teachers, please note: If pictures or videos are not appearing when your students log on, ask your school’s technology guru to remove the blocking filters for Kids Against Climate Change website. All pictures and photos on this site are child-friendly and have been previewed by a teacher.

Begin here!

Climate Change Basics video by the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) (3 minutes)

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Bad Future, Better Future  by Julia Rosen, New York Times

Coral Reefs are Affected by Climate Change by UCAR  (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)

Fossil Fuels by NASA Climate Kids

Weather vs Climate by UCAR

What is Happening in the Ocean?  by NASA’s Climate Kids

What is the Big Deal with Carbon? by NASA’s Climate Kids

What is the Greenhouse Effect? by NASA’s Climate Kids

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Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye video by National Geographic (4 minutes)

Climate 101 with Bill Nye video by Climate Reality (5 minutes)

Climate Animation video by Nina Ree-Linstad (5 minutes)

Climate Change video by BrainPop (7 minutes) (free)

Climate Change Around the World (and other videos) videos by UEN (Utah Education Network) (3 minutes)

Climate Change: Crash Course Kids #41.2 video by Crash Course Kids (4 minutes)

Climate Change Seen in U.S. National Parks video series by United States National Park Service (each video is 3 – 10 minutes)

Fragile Environment: How We Impact Our Surroundings video series by BrianPop (each video is 3-4 minutes) (paid subscription required)

Greenhouse Effect video by BrainPop (4 minutes) (paid subscription required)

Greenhouse Effect video by the U.S. EPA (2 minutes)

Recycling Video Tour Grades 3-5 video by Republic Services (7 minutes)

Weather vs. Climate video by Teddy TV (1 minute)

What if All the Ice Melted on Earth? video by ASAP Science (6 minutes)

What is Climate Change? video by the Australian Government (3 minutes)

Explore

Computer Model to Understand CO2 and Global Warming computer modeling interactive by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

 

WHAT CAN KIDS DO?

Actions Kids Can Take by the AMNH (American Museum of Natural History) Actions

Can Kids Help? video by Gladstone Central School Greenscenes (2 minutes)

Green Tips by National Geographic Kids

Plant for the Planet video by Young Voices for the Planet (6 minutes)

Recycle by The Ad Council

You Can Make a Difference video by the Utah Education Network, Planet Nutshell (2 minutes)

HOPE for Earth by Kottie Christie-Blick

 

WHAT SHOULD ADULTS DO?

Conserving Energy video by BrainPop (4 minutes) (paid subscription required)

Energy 101 Videos by the Department of Energy (fifteen 4-minute videos)

How the World Can Tackle Climate Change video by the Utah Education Network (3 minutes)

Light Bulbs Matter by the National Research Council

Reducing Your Personal Contribution to a Warming Planet by The New York Times

What We Can Do by Climate Communication

GAMES & ACTIVITIES

Climate Activities for Kids by NASA’s Climate Kids

Climate Games for Kids by NASA’s Climate Kids

Crossword Puzzles and Games, Energy Kids   by EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration)

Energy Star Kids Downloadable Activities by the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Missions to Planet Earth Online Card Game by NASA’s Climate Kids

Planet Arcade – an Arcade of Games by NOAA (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

 

INFORMATION FOR OLDER STUDENTS

Teachers, please note: If pictures or videos are not appearing when your students log on, ask your school’s technology guru to remove the blocking filters for Kids Against Climate Change website. All pictures and photos on this site are child-friendly and have been previewed by a teacher.

Begin here!

Climate Change in a Nutshell by NCSE (National Center for Science Education)

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Antarctica Melting by National Geographic

Big Picture Climate Change by Skeptical Science

Can We Fix Global Warming? by Skeptical Science

Causes of Climate Change by NASA

Chemistry and Physics of Global Warming by Columbia Climate School

Climate Change: How do We Know? by NASA

Climate Change Science by Climate Nexus

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawke

Fires and Climate Change by Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, C2ES

Fires and Climate Change Connection by Yale Climate Connections

Frequently Asked Questions About Climate Change by NASA

Glaciers Melting by National Geographic

Global Warming is Happening: Fact, Myth, Fallacy by Skeptical Science

Happy Eco News by Happy Eco Media

Human Activities are Impacting the Climate System by CLEAN (the Climate and Literacy and Energy Awareness Network)

New York Climate Change Plans and Programs by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Our Changing Atmosphere: Our Warming Air Warming Planet by Earth Vision Institute

Our Changing Biosphere: Plants and Animals by Earth Vision Institute

Our Changing Hydrosphere: Ice to Oceans by Earth Vision Institute

Our Changing Planet – Impacts on People and Places by Earth Vision Institute

Polar Ice Caps Melting by The Guardian

Sea Level Rise, History to Modern by Smithsonian

Short Answers to Hard Questions about Climate Change by The New York Times

Societal Impacts of Climate Change by NOAA

Solving Climate Change by UCAR Center for Science Education

Volcanoes or Human Activity? Which Emits More CO2? by NOAA

Warmest Year on Earth by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

Weather, Global Warming and Climate Change by NASA

What Drives Climate: Advanced Information by NASA

What is Climate Change? by United Nations

What the Ocean Floor Can Tell Us About Climate Change by Columbia Magazine, Columbia University

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Anthropocene video by Smithsonian Magazine (3 minutes)

Carbon and Climate Change in 90 Seconds video by NASA (2 minutes)

Causes and Effects of Climate Change video by National Geographic (3 minutes)

Children Will Rise Up! video by Nandi Bushell (5 minutes)

Climate Change, Lines of Evidence by The National Academies of Sciences (a series of 7 videos (each 2-5 minutes)

Climate Models – How Do We Know? video by NSF (National Science Foundation) (4 minutes)

Climate Science video series by the Utah Education Network (eleven 3-minute videos)

Climate Science: What You Need to Know video by PBS It’s Okay to be Smart (6 minutes)

Climate, Sea Level, and Superstorms video by Yale Climate Connections (5 minutes)

Coral Reefs video series by National Ocean Services, NOAA (1-6 minutes)

Coral Reefs at Severe Risk video (2 minutes) and article by USA Today

Earth: The Operators’ Manual a series of 12 videos (each 2-9 minutes)

Erosion and Flooding in Alaska video by CNN (6 minutes)

Fires in Australia video (4 minutes) and article by CBS

Green Revolution video series by NSF (5-7 minutes)

Greta Thunberg to World Leaders video by Guardian News (5 minutes)

Gulf Stream Explained by Kurzgesagt (5 minutes)

Ocean Acidification video by ACE (Action for the Climate Emergency) (3 minutes)

Ocean Acidification’s Impact on Oysters and Other Shellfish video by NOAA (6 minutes)

Our Climate Our Future video by ACE (Action for the Climate Emergency) (40 minutes)

Polar Vortex and Climate Change video by WhiteHouse.gov (2 minutes)

Powering the Planet video by Earth: The Operators’ Manual (54 minutes)

Reconstructing Climate History – How Do We Know? video by NSF (National Science Foundation) (5 minutes)

Recycling Center Video Tour Grades 6-8 video by Republic Services (16 minutes)

Recycling Center Video Tour Grades 9-12 video by Republic Services (16 minutes)

Redwoods and Climate Change video by KQED (12 minutes)

Sea Level Rise video by NASA (2 minutes)

Sea Level Rise on West Coast of USA video by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (5 minutes)

Studying Ice Cores in Antarctica video by Natural History Museum (3 minutes)

Superstorms and Sea Level Rise video by Yale Climate Connections (6 minutes)

Take Aim at Climate Change video by Rapper Polar-Palooza (4 minutes)

Where Will You be Able to Live in 20 Years? video by TED-Ed (5 minutes)

Why People Don’t Believe in Climate Science video by PBS It’s Okay to be Smart (8 minutes)

 

Professional Development for Your School or District Partner with Kottie Christie-Blick, the educator behind KidsAgainstClimateChange.co.

For Teachers, Because I Get It

Lesson Plans to get started teaching climate – plunge right in!

Climate Change and the Next Generation Science Standards  – click to download

Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi)

Energy from Natural Resources by the National Academies of Sciences

Greenhouse Effect Game

Greenhouse Effect Model – click to download

Ice Reflectivity Experiment & Model  – click to download

Lorax Guiding Questions – click to download

Multimedia Tool for Climate Education by Earth Vision Institute

Ocean Acidification Experiment and Lesson Plan – click to download

Ocean Influences Climate Lesson Plan – click to download

Ocean Influences Climate Model  – click to download

Planet Stewards Program  grants for American educators from NOAA

Sea Level Rise Hands-On Activity Lesson Plan

Spreading the Word About Climate Change – click to download

Strategies for Teaching Science  – click to download

Talking to Children about Climate Change by Kottie Christie-Blick

Teaching Climate & Energy in Middle School and High School by CLEAN (Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network)

Teaching Climate Literacy by NOAA

Twitter follow @KottieCB for up-to-date climate news and teaching ideas

Vocabulary for a Changing Climate

Professional Development for Your School or District Partner with Kottie Christie-Blick, the educator behind KidsAgainstClimateChange.co.

Graphs & Graphics

Climate Indicators by Climate Central, WXshift

Climate Model Hindcasting by King’s Centre for Visualization in Science

Comparing Possible Causes of Global Warming by Bloomberg Business

Coral Reefs Affected by Climate Change by NOAA

Dataset Gallery by NOAA

Explaining Climate Change Using Graphs by BBC News

Global Disparity in Carbon Footprints by World Economic Forum

Global Temperatures and Other Climate Indicators by Climate Central

Global Warming Over Time by NASA

Ice Disappearing Around the World as Earth Warms by NASA

Keeling Curve Graph by the U.S. Department of Energy, Mauna Loa Observatory – click to download

Teaching Climate Change with Graphics by Skeptical Science

The Very Simple Climate Model by UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Trend vs Variation by Teddy TV

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164 Responses to Start Learning

  1. Anonymous says:

    We should recycle

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  2. Anonymous says:

    don’t waste

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  3. Anonymous says:

    We say these things as if they are easy but in reality we don’t do it for a long time becuase we are used to the privileged life of not caring we need to do these things continually.

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  4. Amir/Mira :) says:

    We can ride our bikes to school instead of taking the bus and driving there

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  5. Chloe Singapore says:

    We should turn off the lights and fans when not using it.

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  6. Miranda, USA says:

    Climate change is horrible. It has to be stopped right away. We should use less gas, eat less meat, use less electricity, and stop using plastic.

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  7. Yu En & Olivia says:

    We should reuse,reduce and recycle

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  8. YILIN says:

    we can save the earth if we do our part that we will recycle more plastic bag or plastic water bottle and more stuff that can be recycled. so lets do our part so the earth will not be so hot that even the trees will be cut down, and the planet will be so dry that even we cannot drink or eat.

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  9. Selena says:

    Do not waste water and light

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  10. Emma usa says:

    people need to stop wasting suff

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  11. Ashley says:

    Thank you for the video it was great!

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  12. Ashley says:

    We should not waste paper.

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