Climate Change Connections Curriculum

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Curriculum
Abstract: 

Climate Change Connections (CCC) is a 9th-12th grade curriculum, designed to build upon and utilize the many NASA mission resources, programs, and associated interfaces to enhance authentic learning experiences for both educators and students. It seeks to develop an integrated systems-thinking approach to understanding and acting upon the issue of climate change. In collaboration with mission specialists from ICESat, LandSat, Terra, AQUA, AURA, a cross programmatic curriculum was developed to provide a unified or systems-thinking approach to addressing real-world Earth systems problems. At the same time, it is our desire that educators utilize this curriculum to attract and retain students in STEM disciplines and inspire the next generation of Earth Scientists.

National Wildlife Federation, NWF and its Eco-Schools USA program believe educators play a key role in developing a climate-literate citizenry. With climate change being one of the most significant environmental issues of our time, young adults need to fully understand the essential principles of Earth's systems and the impact of climate change on them. Students also need to be exposed to "real" science that is experiential and engaging, providing them with the ability to communicate about climate change and make informed decisions about their actions.

For more information and to download this curriculum visit http://www.nwf.org/Eco-Schools-USA/Become-an-Eco-School/Pathways/Climate...

Author: 
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Topic Areas: 
Climatology
Energy
Target Audience: 
Grades 10-12
Teachers
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

National Wildlife Federation
PO Box 1583
Merrifield VA 22116-1583
800-822-9919
http://www.nwf.org/Eco-Schools-USA

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