NEW – Cool The Climate! – Climate Program + Plant 7 Trees – NEW

Grade Levels
PreK - 8th
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  • EBooks
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Every purchase plants 7 trees through Eden Restoration Projects to help cool the climate.

Cool The Climate! is a fun, student-tested climate education program for the elementary grades, featuring a half-hour movie about the causes, effects, and solutions to our climate crisis. The program offers students hope, help, and purpose in Climate Action.


Also included in this product:

– a 46 page teacher's eBook (with lesson plans correlated to K-8 Next Generation
Science/Common Core standards, coloring pages, activities, and eco steps)

– a Memory Game to reinforce the program's concepts (available both offline and online,

the online version saves sq. ft. of jungle).

– the soundtrack (with sheet music in the teacher's eBook) has a kid-friendly carbon calculator for students to calculate their

carbon footprints and to work towards reducing, offsetting, and getting to carbon
negative. The website is also carbon negative and has games kids can play that save

sq. ft. of Amazon jungle!

Movie plot:

Simon the Hippo and friends go on a song-filled adventure while learning about the world's changing climate, the role that carbon dioxide and methane play, and the good green habits we can all develop to help cool the climate. Along their way the animals find out about topics such as the Greenhouse Effect, the Food Chain, the "Three Rs" (Reducing, Reusing, Recycling), Composting, and Carbon Offsetting. After seeing the effects of climate change on different regions of the World, the animal gang collectively changes their habits and takes climate action – urging us humans at the end, to take action too.

Below are a few teacher and student reviews:

“‘Cool the Climate!’ is a must for all elementary school teachers that hope to inspire the next generation.” – Chris Ando, 4th Grade teacher for 22 years, CA

"My students and I love this film! Colorful, engaging, the "Cool The Climate!'" film really helped my class learn about and understand the complexities of Global Warming. We also loved the music and how it was infused into the messages." —Kirsten Riley, elementary school teacher, NJ

"I love Simon The Hippo and want to help cool the climate!" –William, 1st Grade

"I love the movie so much." –Natalie, 3rd Grade

"The movie rules!" —Taliyah, 5th Grade

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area. Assessment does not include quantitative scaling in models.
Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment. Examples of renewable energy resources could include wind energy, water behind dams, and sunlight; non-renewable energy resources are fossil fuels and fissile materials. Examples of environmental effects could include loss of habitat due to dams, loss of habitat due to surface mining, and air pollution from burning of fossil fuels.
Collect data to provide evidence for how the motions and complex interactions of air masses result in changes in weather conditions. Emphasis is on how air masses flow from regions of high pressure to low pressure, causing weather (defined by temperature, pressure, humidity, precipitation, and wind) at a fixed location to change over time, and how sudden changes in weather can result when different air masses collide. Emphasis is on how weather can be predicted within probabilistic ranges. Examples of data can be provided to students (such as weather maps, diagrams, and visualizations) or obtained through laboratory experiments (such as with condensation). Assessment does not include recalling the names of cloud types or weather symbols used on weather maps or the reported diagrams from weather stations.
Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment. Examples of human impact on the land could include cutting trees to produce paper and using resources to produce bottles. Examples of solutions could include reusing paper and recycling cans and bottles.
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. Examples of the design process include examining human environmental impacts, assessing the kinds of solutions that are feasible, and designing and evaluating solutions that could reduce that impact. Examples of human impacts can include water usage (such as the withdrawal of water from streams and aquifers or the construction of dams and levees), land usage (such as urban development, agriculture, or the removal of wetlands), and pollution (such as of the air, water, or land).


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