Climate Change Online Resources
Resources for Educators
From the American Museum of Natural History
Climate Change: A Threat to Life and A New Energy Future
Access the exhibition text and images before or after your visit.
Climate Change for Educators
Find free online resources, including an Educator's Guide, activities, interactives, essays, and reference lists.
Climate Change OLogy
In the Museum's website for kids, you can explore big ideas about climate change and energy use, find energy-saving tips, build a terrarium, and more.
Through videos and interactives, learn about current research into melting ice and rising sea levels. Click on the "Climate Change" tab at the top right.
Additional Web Links
AAAS: Global Climate Change Resources
Find climate science news, which includes links to many helpful resources, including the "Climate Change Town Hall: Communicating and Learning About Global Climate Change."
EPA: Create a Climate for Action
Become informed about a range of environmental issues, participate in the Greenservationists , and learn how to take action in your community.
EPA: Environmental Kids Club
Kids can explore animations of how our Earth's systems (carbon and water cycles) work, as well as some simple games to test their knowledge.
EPA: Personal Emission Calculator
Use this online calculator to estimate their or their family's rate of greenhouse gas emissions.
NASA: Goddard Institute for Space Studies: Institute on Climate and Planets
These lessons and modules are driven by fundamental questions and topics scientists deal with in climate and environmental research.
National Geographic: A Way Forward: Facing Climate Change
Explore the impact of climate change and learn what scientists suggest in response in this short documentary film. Also explore other videos related to climate change.
Find useful information for use in the classroom or as background reference material. Topics include: weather, climate, oceans, and coasts.
NOAA: Global Warming Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about global warming are answered here.
Explore how scientists collect climatic data from the past, before the days of the thermometer, barometer, rain gauge, and other weather instruments.
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More About This Resource...
This reference list contains brief descriptions of and links to websites that offer a wide range of climate change related activities and resources. The sites include:
- videos and interactives that examine research on melting ice and rising sea levels
- animations of Earth's carbon and water cycles at work
- an online calculater that estimates a family's use of greenhouse gas emissions
- videos that show climate change and human impact