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Did you know that the world’s climate is changing? Many human activities like driving cars, running factories, and generating energy release gases into our atmosphere. Because these gases trap heat from the sun close to the earth, this is causing our planet to warm!

As the global temperature warms, weather patterns have begun to change, polar ice is melting, and sea levels are rising. These changes could impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people in our lifetime!

There’s a lot of information out there on climate change but we’ve added our favorite websites below. Click a link below to jump straight down to any section:

INFORMATION for KIDS

Begin here!

Climate Change Basics by the AMNH (American Museum of Natural History)

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Coral Reefs are Affected by Climate Change by UCAR  (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)

Fossil Fuels by NASA’s Climate Kids

Getting the Picture by Earth Vision Institute

Greenhouse Effect by NASA’s Climate Kids

Health Issues Related to Climate Change by WGBH Educational Foundation

Ocean is Affected by Climate Change by NASA’s Climate Kids

Weather vs Climate by UCAR

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Carbon and Climate Change in 90 Seconds video by NASA

Causes of Climate Change video by Bill Nye the Science Guy (4 minutes)

Climate Change Seen in U.S. National Parks video series by United States National Park Service (each video is 3 – 10 minutes)

Fragile Environment: How We Impact Our Surroundings video series by BrianPop (each video is 3-4 minutes) (paid subscription required)

Greenhouse Effect video by BrainPop (4 minutes) (paid subscription required)

How do Scientists Know Earth’s Climate is Changing? Ice Holds the Evidence! video by the National Science Foundation (19 minutes)

Ice Melting is an Indicator that Earth is Warming video by the U.S. National Park Service (7 minutes)

Recycling Center in Action video by ReCommunity Recycling (10 minutes)

Weather vs. Climate video by Teddy TV (1 minute)

Why Climate Change is a Concern video by Rapper Polar-Palooza (4 minutes)

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Simple Computer Model to Understand CO2 and Global Warming child-friendly computer modeling by the National Center for Climate Research

WHAT CAN KIDS DO?

Actions Kids Can Take by the AMNH (American Museum of Natural History)Actions

Actions Kids Can Take by Time for Kids Magazine

Can Kids Help? video by Australian Learners

Recycle by The Ad Council

Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

WHAT SHOULD ADULTS DO?

Conserving Energy video by BrainPop (4 minutes) (paid subscription required)

Light Bulbs Matter by the National Research Council

Powering the Planet with Renewable Energy video by PBS (53 minutes)

Reducing Your Personal Contribution to a Warming Planet by The New York Times

GAMES and ACTIVITES

Carbon Cycle Game by Windows2Universe

CO2 Balancing Game by NASA’s Climate Kids

Energy Kids Crossword Puzzles and Games  by EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration)

Energy Star Kids Activities by the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Hog and Seek Game by Alliance to Save Energy

Leaps and Flutters by NASA’s Climate Kids

Missions to Planet Earth Online Card Game by NASA’s Climate Kids

Plan It Green: Building an Energy-Efficient City by National Geographic

Planet Arcade by NOAA (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

INFORMATION for OLDER STUDENTS & TEACHERS

Teachers, please note: If Kids Against Climate Change pictures/videos are not appearing when your students log on, ask your school’s technology guru to remove the blocking filters for this site. All pictures and photos on this site are child-friendly.

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Climate Change in a Nutshell by NCSE (National Center for Science Education)

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Background Information on Climate Change by NASA

Climate Change: What, How, and What to do Now video by PBS (54 minutes)

Climate Stewards Program for Educators by NOAA

Energy from Natural Resources by the National Academies of Sciences

Evidence Scientists See of Climate Change by NOAA  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Frequently Asked Questions About Climate Change by NASA

How Scientists Know What They Know about Climate Change video by The National Academies of Sciences

New York Uses Many Types of Renewable Energy by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Ocean Acidification Experiment & Lesson Plan by Kottie Christie-Blick

Ocean Acidification Caused by Climate Change video and lesson plan by NESTA (National Earth Science Teacher Association)

Sea Level Rise Hands-On Activity Lesson Plan by Kottie Christie-Blick

Short Answers to Hard Questions about Climate Change by The New York Times

Signs of a Warming World free poster by NOAA

Societal Impacts of Climate Change by NOAA

Talking to Children about Climate Change by Kottie Christie-Blick

Teaching Climate & Energy in Middle School and High School by CLEAN (Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network)

Teaching Climate Literacy by NOAA

The Big Picture by Skeptical Science

Trend vs Variation by Teddy TV

Volcanoes or Human Activity? Which Emits More CO2? by NOAA

Warmest Year on Earth in Recorded History: 2015 by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

What Drives Climate: Advanced Information by NASA

For Teachers, Because I Get It

Lesson Plans to get started teaching climate – plunge right in!

Teacher Reminder for teachers with too much on their plate

Twitter follow @KottieCB for up-to-date climate news the easy way

Graphs & Graphics

Comparing Possible Causes of Global Warming by Bloomberg Business

Dataset Gallery by NOAA

Explaining Climate Change by BBC News

Global Temperatures and Other Climate Indicators by Climate Central

Global Warming Over Time by NASA

Ice Disappearing Around the World as Earth Warms by NASA

Keeling Curve Graph by the U.S. Department of Energy, Mauna Loa Observatory

Local Climate Change in USA by weather.com

Sea Level Change Over Time by the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Sea level Rise Simulation by NOAA

Teaching Climate Change with Graphics by Skeptical Science

Which sites would YOU recommend?

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103 Responses to Start Learning

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  2. Caoimhe & Hannah Kilkenny,Ireland says:

    Here in Ireland we use windmills to save energy. Last year the wind energy provided 24% of Ireland’s electricity demand. 🙂

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  3. Harry and Adam ,Kilkenny ,Ireland says:

    A lot of the schools in Ireland are green flag schools or are working towards their green flag. That means we recycle and reuse. We save energy by turning off the lights and our taps turn off after a few seconds.

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    • Hela USA says:

      That is so cool! I think that more schools should follow that tradition! You guys must be so smart to come up with that idea!

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  4. Amy , Margaret Mary, Becky ,Kilkenny , Ireland says:

    Our school has a green flag committee and we cycle and walk to school as much as we can. We really love this website and we would love to learn more about climate change

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    • Shayan USA says:

      It’s really cool to me that schools around the globe are making a difference. I am amazed that you do all of these things to help a cause. Thank you for visiting this website. I hope you learn as much as you can about climate change.

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    • Ciara U.S.A. says:

      That is really cool. It is great that Ireland is taking action.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    I think this website is very interesting and I really enjoy it !!

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  6. Gabe USA says:

    I rate the carbon dioxide balancing game 5 stars. I like the way the carbon dioxide looks and it’s fun multitasking. It felt satisfying getting all trees planted and all the factory’s gone. I would recommend this game to you.

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  7. Siena USA says:

    I give the CO2 Balancing Game 5 stars. I give it this rating because its a game for everyone and it shows how factories,cars,and cutting down trees is causing climate change.

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  8. Clare U.S.A says:

    I really enjoyed leaps and flutters I would rate it 4. this game is like snakes and ladders which I have played before. at the end I liked how you could not over shoot the finish.

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