U.S. EPA's Climate Change Kids Site

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Web Site
Abstract: 

The U.S. EPA's Climate Change Kids Site offers comprehensive information on the issue of climate change in a way that is accessible and meaningful to kids. Its nine sections detail various aspects of climate change:

  • What is climate change?
  • Climate & weather
  • Greenhouse effect
  • What is the climate system?
  • Climate's come a long way
  • The climate detectives
  • Can we change the climate
  • So what's the big deal?
  • We can make a difference!
  • Lesson Plans for Educators
    EPA has compiled seven lesson plans on climate change developed specifically for middle school students. The lesson plans and related classroom activities are tailored to meet the National Science Learning Standards, and the majority can be completed in one class period of 45 to 60 minutes. Topics covered by the lesson plans include: the difference between weather and climate, the sources of greenhouse gas emissions, the carbon cycle, sea level rise, and the impact of climate change on coral reefs. The lesson plans can be found on EPA's climate change website for students at http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/resources/lesson-plans.html

    The site also has a climate change calculator, games, links, stuff for teachers and more!

    Author: 
    United States Environmental Protection Agency
    Topic Areas: 
    Climatology
    Target Audience: 
    Grades Pre K-12
    Teachers
    Citizen and Youth Groups
    All
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    US Environmental Protection Agency
    Environmental Education Program
    77 West Jackson Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60604
    312-353-5282
    800-621-8431
    312-886-0617 (fax)
    gavin.megan@epa.gov
    http://www.epa.gov/enviroed