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At-Home Activities
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These resources are driven by the Next Generation Science Standards. In particular these activities allow students to practice various Science & Engineering Practices, such as “Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering).” Considering these resources are available for a K-5 audience, we’ve only included the standards for grades 3-5. These activities are great for at-home learning and engaging students with their surroundings. 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Shannon Brennan
Becky Bronstein
Date Added:
06/30/2020
Awesome Animal Actions (3-5)
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This sequence of instruction was developed in the Growing Elementary Science Prjoject to help elementary teachers who were working remotely.  We developed a short storyline that ties together a few sessions to help explore a specific concept.  We tried to include some activities that honored and included the student’s family and experience, and some that included the potential for ELA learning goals.
In this Unit of Instruction, students observe animal behaviors - both in video format and in their own neighborhoods - then create a model to explain how these behaviors help the animals meet their needs.
It is part of ClimeTime - a collaboration among all nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) in Washington and many Community Partners to provide programs for science teacher training around Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and climate science, thanks to grant money made available to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) by Governor Inslee.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Clancy Wolf
Jeff Ryan
Date Added:
08/17/2021
Awesome Animal Actions (K-2)
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This sequence of instruction was developed in the Growing Elementary Science Project to help elementary teachers who were working remotely.  We developed a short storyline that ties together a few sessions to help explore a specific concept.  We tried to include some activities that honored and included the student’s family and experience, and some that included the potential for ELA learning goals.
In this Unit of Instruction, students observe and act out animal behaviors, then observe animal behaviors for animals in their lives. They use these observations to determine what some animals' needs may be.
It is part of ClimeTime - a collaboration among all nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) in Washington and many Community Partners to provide programs for science teacher training around Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and climate science, thanks to grant money made available to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) by Governor Inslee. 

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Clancy Wolf
Jeff Ryan
Date Added:
08/17/2021
Becoming Protectors of the Earth
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This 5th grade STEM Storyline Unit from Washington Educational Service District 112 is ocused around Climate Justice, Over five NGSS aligned lessons and using the 5E model, students are presented with the ideas of environmental stewardship and restoration.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Pranjali Upadhyay
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
05/24/2022
Birds of a Feather (3-5)
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This sequence of instruction was developed to help elementary teachers who were working remotely.  We developed a short storyline that ties together a few sessions to help explore a specific concept.  We tried to include some activities that honored and included the student’s family and experience, and some that included the potential for ELA learning goals.Students make observations of the behaviors while watching short videos of Bald Eagles and Hummingbirds.  They then make observations of birds in their own neighborhood or school grounds.  They use these observations to explore th knees of these organisms and behaviors used to meet these needs.It is part of Clime Time - a collaboration among all nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) in Washington and many Community Partners to provide programs for science teacher training around Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and climate science, thanks to grant money made available to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) by Governor Inslee. 

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Clancy Wolf
Jeff Ryan
Date Added:
08/13/2021
Changing Seasons (K-2)
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This sequence of instruction was developed in the Growing Elementary Science Project to help elementary teachers who were working remotely.  We developed a short storyline that ties together a few sessions to help explore a specific concept.  We tried to include some activities that honored and included the student’s family and experience, and some that included the potential for ELA learning goals.
Students view a couple of videos and record what they notice and wonder about how plants change as seasons change. Students take a walk with family members to search for evidence of changes due to weather in their neighborhoods.
It is part of ClimeTime - a collaboration among all nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) in Washington and many Community Partners to provide programs for science teacher training around Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and climate science, thanks to grant money made available to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) by Governor Inslee. 

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Clancy Wolf
Jeff Ryan
Date Added:
08/17/2021
Climate Justice League
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These resources are able to be used for a Climate Justice League focused on environmental justice. These resources highlight POC Environmental Leaders and the impact climate change has on certain communities. Use these tools to recreate a Climate Justice League or to discuss these issues with students. 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Shannon Brennan
Becky Bronstein
Date Added:
06/30/2020
Climate Science Integration Planning Tools
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In their continued support of climate science education, the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) created these resources to support K-12 teachers of all content areas integrate climate science and climate change into their instruction.  

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Lori Henrickson
Kimberley Astle
Johanna Brown
Washington OSPI OER Project
Ellen Ebert
Date Added:
11/17/2022
Climate Science STEM Seminar Teacher Professional Development Template
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This resource is for teachers to develop their knowledge around climate science along with NGSS-aligned teaching strategies . Teachers can learn more about the following climate change impacts: coastal hazards, fire, human health, floods & droughts, agriculture and species & ecosystems. Users should reference the "STEM Seminar Slides_Template" as a guide for a daylong training and use the other materials as supplemental information and resources.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Becky Bronstein
Date Added:
07/01/2019
Climate Science Video Workshop
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This learning resource will engage you and your colleagues in learning more about the importance of learning and teaching climate science as part of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You will hear from multiple stakeholders about the importance and impact of learning about climate science, as well as engage with learning tools and reflection questions to deepen your learning and position you to take action in your setting. We envision this professional learning taking place in an ongoing community of practice. We encourage you to determine and proceed at your own pace that reflects the needs of your team.

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Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Association of Washington School Principals
Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
09/03/2019
Climate Solutions Challenge
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This challenge will increase your students’ familiarity with action items to reduce their carbon footprint. Students will have an opportunity to integrate youth-friendly action items to their lifestyles, and engage in friendly competition and/or a cooperative challenge. Planning and carrying out action plans helps students diminish stressors in relation to climate change. It provides them tools they can use immediately to contribute to solutions. Grades 8-12

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Environmental Science
Information Science
Biology
Ecology
Chemistry
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Brian Henning
Date Added:
12/26/2020
Clime Time ESD 123 Earth Systems and Changes
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Earth Systems and Changes from Educational Service District 123, provides professional learning resources for K-5 teachers around elementary Earth Science and Climate Science related standards content.

It also provides learning to assist in the development of classroom tasks: Claims, Evidence Reasoning, and Models and Explanations, that can be used formatively to elicit student ideas and to support changes in student thinking over time.

License: License: Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY)
Except where otherwise noted, this template by Educational Service District 123 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owners. Content within template is the copyright of the creator.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Education
Elementary Education
Life Science
Geology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Barbara Soots
Georgia Boatman
Date Added:
08/07/2019
ClimeTime Professional Learning Session: How to Support Home-Based Science Learning During School Closures
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With students and educators under shelter-at-home orders, states and districts are faced with difficult decisions about how to support students’ science learning while they are home. Home environments support different aspects of student learning than school-based environments. Designing home-based learning experiences to intentionally take advantage of the unique assets of being at home can be supportive of students’ social, emotional, and mental health; provide a meaningful and complementary science learning experience; and allow students to explore real-world and personally relevant science in ways that are difficult to accomplish in school. Field-based examples of home and neighborhood investigations of ecological systems will be shared.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Carrie Tzou
Leah Bricker
Megan Bang
Philip Bell
Date Added:
04/28/2020
Coastal Hazards STEM Seminar Presentation
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This STEM Seminar covers the topic of coastal hazards and how they relate to climate change. The goals of this training are to develop an understanding of coastal hazards relating to climate change, demonstrate NGSS, and prepare teachers to conduct this work in their own classroom. This presentation is driven by the Next Generation Science Standards. In particular this training allows participants to practice various Science & Engineering Practices, such as "Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)." 

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Shannon Brennan
Becky Bronstein
Date Added:
06/30/2020
Community Science (for Secondary Educators)
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By the end of this course participants will…Understand how local phenomena interact with the Next Generation Science Standards, climate change, ecosystems, and people in a community.Experience how local phenomena and field investigations can build scientific understanding.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Life Science
Physical Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Brad Street
Date Added:
06/22/2021
Early Learning Climate Science (Pre K-K) Canvas Commons
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In the 2018-2019 school year, Northwest Educational Service District 189 brought together a design team of six Pre Kindergarten - Kindergarten educators through a ClimeTime grant to find play-based, and engaging ways to teach climate science to early learners. This course shares out the findings of the team, including some work around designing for equity and 3-Dimensional Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) alignment. You will engage in activities to use with students including a puddle walk, soil permeability tests, and lesson examples. Phenomenon based lessons will be shared as well as a list of resources and recommended books compiled by our design team.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Module
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jodi Crimmins
NWESD 189
Date Added:
06/29/2020
Early Learning Climate Science activities - Spanish Translation
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This is a Spanish language translation of the activities from the Resource by Jodi Crimmins called Early Learning Climate Science. https://www.oercommons.org/courses/early-learning-climate-science-pre-k-k-canvas-commons.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
07/28/2021
EarthGen COVID & Climate Change Virtual STEM Seminar Template
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In this virtual professional development opportunity designed for teachers, EarthGen explores two global crises taking place concurrently - the climate crisis and COVID-19. What are the connections between the two? Why are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities disproportionately affected by both? Educators receive foundational information around climate justice, analyze the variables associated with vulnerability, exposure, and risk, and explore educational resources to bring this content into their classrooms.Contact EarthGen at info@earthgenwa.org for more information.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Becky Bronstein
Washington OSPI OER Project
Kailyn Wentz
Date Added:
06/29/2021
EarthGen Climate Science STEM Seminar Teacher Virtual Professional Development Template
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In this virtual professional development opportunity designed for teachers, participants will have a chance to authentically engage with activities and experts as they grow their understanding of how climate change has and will impact their community. Teachers analyze and interpret recent climate science data and progress understanding on the most salient climate change indicators in Washington. Additionally, teachers explore the efforts to conserve and protect a local species, its cultural significance and how these efforts are indicative of a greater effort to address climate change. Teachers leave this training with increased preparedness to leverage a local species or climate change impact in their classroom to spur action in their community.Contact EarthGen at info@earthgenwa.org for more information.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Becky Bronstein
Kailyn Wentz
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
06/29/2021