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UNESCO video about Education for Sustainable Development, includes some community-centric EDI components as well. Best for holistic approach to local EE initiatives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPUK1VifD_U 

NASA CLEAN network for educators and professionals interested in energy and climate change literacy resources: https://cleanet.org/clean/community/index.html 

NASA CLEAN educational lesson plans and guidance in teaching climate, energy, and culturally relevant climate teaching (the importance of integrating Traditional Knowledge): https://cleanet.org/clean/literacy/index.html 

NASA CLEAN homepage: https://cleanet.org/clean/educational_resources/index.html 

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit managed and hosted by NOAA. Contains case studies, training,  data, interactive maps (EDI components: recognizes tribal nations and impacts to indigenous communities): https://toolkit.climate.gov/ 

Stanford Earth, resource for research-based curriculum and lesson plans for middle and high school classrooms. This resource has not been updated since 2012 due to funding, but originally was funded by NASA. https://earth.stanford.edu/climate-change-ed 

National Education Association [NEA] Statement on Climate Change Education being “Essential Information For Educators” and several links to further web resources are attached below the statement: https://www.nea.org/professional-excellence/student-engagement/tools-tips/climate-change-education-essential 

NASA “For Educators” climate resources list: https://climate.nasa.gov/resources/education/ 

National Wildlife Federation climate change resources organized by academic grades 3 through 12: https://www.nwf.org/Eco-Schools-USA/Resources/Curriculum/Climate-Change 

USDA FS Climate Change Resource Center, contains lots of modules and videos and packed with teaching resources: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ccrc/education

 

Project Learning Tree is a great resource for teachers overall, but this is a list of videos to help understand climate change: https://www.plt.org/educator-tips/videos-climate-change-middle-school

Climate Interactive creates accessible, scientifically rigorous tools that help people see connections, play out scenarios, and see what works to address the biggest challenges we face: https://www.climateinteractive.org/

This is a scientific article about Climate Change: How does weather affect surface water quality? (American Water Works Association): https://www.hazenandsawyer.com/uploads/downloads/Wright_Stanford_et_al_2013_Climate_Change_Opflow.pdf

This is another great article by the EPA that describes what climate change means for Ohio: https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-09/documents/climate-change-oh.pdf

A student’s guide to global climate change - great interactive tool by EPA (although it is no longer maintained): https://archive.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html

Great reference - what is global warming, explained by National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/global-warming-overview/

What is Climate Change? An interactive website by the American Museum of Natural History for kids: https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/climate-change#all

Understanding Climate Change, including what’s happening and why, impacts on society, and response options by Global Change Science: https://www.globalchange.gov/climate-change

A great page with official government reports and scientific resources for students by Global Change Science: https://www.globalchange.gov/browse

 Water Cycle, cloud formation and rainbows explained!  How cool! Thank you to Jenna a student follower who shared this information!

Science and kids: The Water Cycle, Cloud Formation, and Rainbows Explained | Avas Flowers


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