Climate Change and Global Warming Unit - Lessons, Assessments and Worksheets

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Climate Change and Global Warming Unit - This Unit will take place over 2-3 weeks and includes a MULTI-DAY lesson (student and teacher versions of the presentation), a Climate Change Bell Ringer activity, an Exit Ticket to check for student understanding, NINE videos, a Climate Change research activity, 1 Test with answer key, and a student lesson handout as a word document. The presentation is fun and applicable with THREE videos embedded into the presentation and many opportunities for inquiry-based learning and discussion. Designed for Middle/Secondary classes but can easily be adapted to fit an Elementary classroom.

In order, the lesson covers:

- Weather vs. Climate

- Earth’s energy supply

- The atmosphere

- Greenhouse gases

- The greenhouse effect

- Enhanced greenhouse effect

- The role of the carbon cycle

- Effects of global warming

- Historic climate change

- Climate proxies

- What you can do

Google Classroom and Exit Ticket

  • This resource is perfect for in-class or distance learning and integrates seamlessly with Google Classroom. Included is a link that with one click, will automatically create a copy of the resources and put them directly into your Google Drive.
  • Purchase --> Open --> Click --> Assign to your students
  • On the last Google Slide is a link to a four-question Exit Ticket that you can give as homework or to conclude your lesson in class.
  • This lesson includes both Google and Office versions for ALL resources. The presentation is in Google Slides and PowerPoint while all documents contain Word and Google Doc versions.

Having both options allows you to use either without worrying about formatting issues as all the work has already been done for you. It also allows you, as well as your students, to access everything no matter where you are or what kind of equipment is being used.


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The minds-on inquiry activities are meant to break down student misconceptions and help guide them to the correct concepts.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the presentation

- The student version of the presentation

- Climate Change Research Assignment

- An Exit Ticket

- Climate Change - Bell Ringers, Class Warm-Ups, and Exit Tickets Bundle

- NINE videos embedded in the presentation

- 1 Test with an answer key

- Student lesson handout


You might also be interested in the following activities as they relate directly to Climate Change.

Climate Change – A Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity

Climate Change: The Reality and Danger - Science Reading Article - Grade 8 and Up

Climate Change - Science Reading Article - Grades 5-7

Climate Change - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

Climate Change Debate - Unique and Engaging


Digital and Distance Learning:

This lesson is fully digital which makes it perfect for the classroom, distance learning, or as a sub-plan if needed. With a single click, the entire package will be imported into your Google Drive and will be ready to assign to your students or present in class. You can also place a copy of the resources directly into student Google Drive accounts for easy access.

Included in your package is an Exit Ticket which can be directly accessed from the last Google Slide. Additionally, your purchase will create a copy of the Google Form Exit Ticket which you can edit to meet your class needs.

Student Version:

The student version of the lesson contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

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