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Youth Xchange: Climate Change and Lifestyles Guidebook
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The world’s youth will have a significant role to play if we ...

The world’s youth will have a significant role to play if we are to bring about the widespread behavioural change needed to shift towards more sustainable lifestyles and consumption habits. It is important for young people to understand that behind over-consumption lies increased exploitation of resources, rising poverty, widening inequalities and persistent conflicts, all of which will worsen with climate change and eventually will minimize their opportunities for a better and sustainable future. The poorest of the poor, those who cannot consume enough to meet their basic needs, are the worst hit by climate change. Most of these are young people under 24, who make up nearly half of the world’s population, with most living in developing countries.

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Environmental Science
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United Nations
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Climate Change
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The goal of this unit is for students to work in a ...

The goal of this unit is for students to work in a blended learning environment to understand climate change and its impact on the world. The objectives are for students to master a basic understanding of climate change and to work in groups to research focused questions, present their research, and propose a way to combat climate change. Students will present their completed projects to their classmates. This unit is based on a lesson plan from The Learning Network found here: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/guest-post-climate-change-questions-for-citizen-scientists/

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Applied Science
Life Science
Social Science
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OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
Elaine Mantinan
Climate Change Impacts
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This Climate Change Impacts Collection provides the teacher and their students the ...

This Climate Change Impacts Collection provides the teacher and their students the opportunity to explore some of the environmental changes already observed, from the Arctic to tropical regions. Data sources provide historic precipitation and temperature records, allowing students to compare changes in their own local area to others. Lessons included, provide opportunities for place-based instruction related to climate change, others provided a more global perspective. The background resources provided in this collection tend to be for the teacher and/or the advanced student.

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Video Lectures
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NOAA
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NOAA
Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula
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In this activity about climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula, learners investigate ...

In this activity about climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula, learners investigate environmental changes in the living and nonliving resources of Antarctic peninsula and the impact of these changes on Adelie penguin communities. The activity stresses the importance of evidence in the formulation of scientific explanations.

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Biology
Atmospheric Science
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Activities and Labs
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Juanita Constible
Luke Sandro
M.U. Ohio and Seen in The NSTA Science Teacher magazine
Richard E. Lee Jr.
Population and Development
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This module on population and development is part of the World Bank ...

This module on population and development is part of the World Bank Group's educational site that addresses sustainable development in the world. An introduction, objectives, activities, and references are provided. Educators can use the activities to help students understand population growth rates.

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United Nations
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UNESCO
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John Fien
Global Climate Change: Evidence and Causes
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This "clicker case" begins by assessing students' impressions of global climate change ...

This "clicker case" begins by assessing students' impressions of global climate change and the role that human activities play in recent global warming trends. Students assume the role of an intern working for a U.S. senator. They need to understand the scientific evidence for human impact on climate change so that they can advise the senator on future policy decisions. The case was designed for use in a one-semester introductory biology course taken primarily by freshmen and sophomores to fulfill a general education requirement, but could be used in any introductory biology course or in an ecology or environmental science course. It consists of a PowerPoint presentation (~1.6MB) presented in class that is punctuated by multiple-choice questions students respond to using personal response systems ("clickers"). The case can be adapted for use without these technologies.

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Environmental Science
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Geology
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Case Study
Instructional Material
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Author:
G. Winfield Fairchild
Maureen Knabb
Timothy M. Lutz
Climate Change - Remix
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The goal of this unit is that the students will be able ...

The goal of this unit is that the students will be able to:
1. work in a blended learning environment to understand climate change and its impact on the world.
2. master a basic understanding of climate change
3. work in groups to research focused questions, present their research, and propose a way to combat climate change.
4. present their completed projects to their classmates. This unit is based on a lesson plan from The Learning Network found here: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/guest-post-climate-change-questions-for-citizen-scientists/

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Applied Science
Life Science
Social Science
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OER Commons
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Author:
Dev Kant Rao
Climate Change and Disease
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In this activity, students research the relationship between hosts, parasites, and vectors ...

In this activity, students research the relationship between hosts, parasites, and vectors for common vector-borne diseases (VBDs) and evaluate how climate change could affect the spread of disease.

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Atmospheric Science
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Activities and Labs
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Climate Change and Ecosystems
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In this activity students research the inter-dependencies among plants and animals in ...

In this activity students research the inter-dependencies among plants and animals in an ecosystem and explore how climate change might affect those inter-dependencies and the ecosystem as a whole.

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Biology
Atmospheric Science
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Activities and Labs
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
 Responding to Climate Change
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See and hear Dr. Jame Schaefer, Associate Professor of Theology at Marquette ...

See and hear Dr. Jame Schaefer, Associate Professor of Theology at Marquette University, comment on climate change in responding to Archbishop Celestino Migliore's address offered as part of the 2008 Ethics, Religion, and Society Lecture Series.

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Religious Studies
Atmospheric Science
Social Science
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Reference
Video Lectures
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Xavier University
Climate Change Game
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Through this game show activity from Climate Change North in Canada, students ...

Through this game show activity from Climate Change North in Canada, students explore the issue of climate change and its impacts. As a motivational introduction or culminating activity, this game provides an opportunity to stimulate the interest and activate prior knowledge that students may have about climate change.

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Biology
Atmospheric Science
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Activities and Labs
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Climate Change and Water
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Climate Change and Water - Perspectives from the Forest Service is a ...

Climate Change and Water - Perspectives from the Forest Service is a summary of a forthcoming report by the Forest Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture which will detail the likely impacts of climate change on the Nation's forested watersheds and highlight the importance of managing forests to provide clean, abundant water.

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U.S. Forest Service
Responding to Climate Change
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This is the ninth and final lesson in a series of lessons ...

This is the ninth and final lesson in a series of lessons about climate change. This lesson focuses on the various activities that humans can do to mitigate the effects of climate change. This includes information on current and predicted CO2 emission scenarios across the globe, alternative energy sources, and how people are currently responding to climate change. Importantly, this lesson is motivating in showing students that they can make a difference.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
King's Centre for Visualization in Science
Climate Change and Disease
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In this activity, students research the relationship between hosts, parasites, and vectors ...

In this activity, students research the relationship between hosts, parasites, and vectors for common vector-borne diseases (VBDs) and evaluate how climate change could affect the spread of disease.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Union of Concerned Scientists
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Climate Change and Ecosystems
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In this activity students research the inter-dependencies among plants and animals in ...

In this activity students research the inter-dependencies among plants and animals in an ecosystem and explore how climate change might affect those inter-dependencies and the ecosystem as a whole.

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Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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World Wildlife Fund
Responding to Climate Change
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Few areas can benefit as much from the force of Open Access ...

Few areas can benefit as much from the force of Open Access as climate change research: the combination of public, scientific, and governmental interest with the mounting misinformation, unsubstantiated opinions, and unsourced data make public access to original, well-reported, and peer-reviewed climate change research of utmost importance. This collection comprises of climate research highlighting efforts from a range of disciplines (alternative energy production, geoengineering, behavioural psychology and science policy) focussed on mitigating and adapting to the effects of the changing climate. PLOS ONE's wide scope and broad publication criteria make it a perfect venue to collate and curate relevant articles in these vastly differing areas of research. Our hope is that by encouraging and facilitating further research, replication, this collection will become a catalyst for continued climate research and policy formation.

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Atmospheric Science
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Data
Primary Source
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Public Library of Science
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Earth & Environmental Sciences
Climate Change: Virtual Bookshelf
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This article features children's literature about weather, climate, and climate change. What’s ...

This article features children's literature about weather, climate, and climate change. What’s the difference between weather and climate? How do scientists observe, measure, and predict weather phenomena? How is Earth’s climate changing, and why? This month’s bookshelf will help students develop a solid grasp of weather-related concepts. It will also introduce students to global warming and climate change and inspire them to do what they can to combat the problem.

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Ecology
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Kate Hastings
Climate Change Education .org
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Climate Change Education .org is a volunteer organization made up primarily of ...

Climate Change Education .org is a volunteer organization made up primarily of docents and interns at California science centers and museums, along with students, scientists, and staff at the University of California, Berkeley. The organization specializes in hands-on science demonstrations relevant to climate change and other topics, and the encouragement of partnerships in education. The group's two portal web sites, Climate Change Education .org and Global Warming California .net, direct visitors to hundreds of links to great resources on subjects of interest.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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NSDL Staff
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Geosciences Gateways and Resources
Perspectives on Ocean Science: Rapid Climate Change
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Is climate variability affected by the ongoing addition of greenhouse gasses to ...

Is climate variability affected by the ongoing addition of greenhouse gasses to Earth's atmosphere? Join Dr. Chris Charles as he explains how geological archives are shedding new light on the human impact on climate. (52 minutes)

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Geology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
U.C. San Diego
UCTV Teacher's Pet