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Climate Change

For Educators

Climate Change: The Threat to Life and A New Energy Future explores how climate works, why it is warming, what the consequences might be, and how to address them. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibition with your students. 

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More Resources for Educators

Use these free online resources before or after your visit to further explore themes presented in the Climate Change exhibition.

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Planet Disaster? (SuperScience)

The world's climate is changing. Scientists say the effects of these changes could be devastating to living things on Earth—including humans. See what scientists are doing now, and learn ways to help.

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Warming Signs (Science World)

Earth's climate is changing, and according to scientists today's kids will bear the brunt of the potentially damaging affects of a warmer world. Find out how scientists are preparing now for the potential negative consequences.

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What's the Big Idea About Climate Change?

This isn't the first time Earth's climate has changed, but it's the first time human activity has caused it. Learn more about global warming and how — and why — we should slow it. 

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Carbon Dioxide Removal

Students in grades 3-8 can observe and learn about the carbon cycle in this experiment.

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How Greenhouse Gases Absorb Heat

In this experiment students will observe two model atmospheres to understand how greenhouse gases absorb and hold heat. 

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Climate Change Circle of Consequences

"Greenhouse effect" and "global warming" are becoming household phrases but how, exactly, are they linked? Explore the interconnections and consequences of climate change.

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Environmental Alphabet

"Atmosphere," "biofuels," "carbon dioxide"—challenge students to spell out their climate change knowledge from A to Z.

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Using Solar Energy

After having students conduct a simple solar energy experiment, challenge them to build a better water heater with this classroom competition.

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