Resources For Educators: Climate Change

Part of the Climate Change exhibition.

Three photos: a chimney releasing billowing white gas; a close-up of cracked dry earth; an aerial photo of an ice shelf with broken sections and melting water flowing into the sea.
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. 

Educators Guide for Materials

See possible answers to the guiding questions featured in the guide.

Science and Literacy Activities

Online Resources

Ology: Climate Change for Kids
Explore big ideas about climate change and energy use, find energy-saving tips, build a terrarium, and more.

Additional Web Links

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.

NOAA: Global Warming Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about global warming are answered here.

NOAA: Paleoclimatology
Explore how scientists collect climatic data from the past, before the days of the thermometer, barometer, rain gauge, and other weather instruments.