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The Climate Discovery Teacher's Guide
Middle School Teacher's Guide
Each unit in this teacher's guide contains lessons appropriate for grades 5-9 on a variety of Earth Systems science topics that facilitate student learning about our planet's climate system

Climate Change: NASA’s Eye on the Planet
Resource for Everyone
The changes we are witnessing in our climate affect every person on Earth. NASA satellites, air-borne sensors, balloons, rockets and other programs in the field are taking measurements so that scientists can study various ways the Earth is changing. Every world citizen should have an understanding about the human and natural factors that contribute to climate change and how climate change can affect our lives in the future.
For Teachers:
Includes activities/labs, assessments, data sets, problem based learning, web resources, and reference articles
For Students:
Kid friendly climate site

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
Teacher Resource
Explore the reviewed collection of educational resources. Learn how you can build your students' understanding of the core ideas in climate and energy science.

Facing the Future
Curriculum
Offers Free Grades 6-8 Climate Change Curriculum Unit. The “Climate Change: Connections and Solutions” two-week curriculum unit for Grades 6-8 encourages students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate in devising solutions. The free unit includes hands-on activities, student readings, homework assignments, reproducible handouts and assessments for gauging progress.

Information for Educators at GlobalChange.gov
Teacher Resource
Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science is an interagency guide that provides a framework and essential principles for formal and informal education about climate change. It presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry. The guide can also serve educators who teach climate science as part of their science curricula.

Teach the Earth, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Teach the Earth is a portal into the rich geoscience education content available through dozens of independent project websites. The Teach the Earth portal is a handful of web pages which can help guide you through this diverse array of sites. It includes a search interface spanning all the projects, and a set of site guides which highlight key resources within these project websites.

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