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Education Hub

The resources you and your school need to effectively teach climate change.

These comprehensive resources are built around the official NJ Student Learning Standards and expand on the work of the New Jersey Department of Education.

Teaching Resources

Search our database by keywords, resource type, grade level, subject, NJ Student Learning Standards, and more. All resources have been reviewed by a scientist and teacher team.

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  • This workbook includes activities for students to help them process big emotions as they learn about extreme weather preparedness and natural hazards.
  • The workbook includes breathing exercises, coloring pages, an activity to identify people that students can trust, a drawing activity, and emergency contact cards.

Grade 3-5 | k-2
Subject English Language Arts,Health
Resource Type Activity - Classroom

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  • This video follows Pedro, an animated penguin, as he learns about wildfires while he prepares for a campfire talent show with his friends and their family.
  • Students will learn why wildfires are dangerous, how they often start, and steps they can take to be prepared and safe if a wildfire occurs.
  • This 9-minute video is in Spanish with Spanish subtitles and is a partner resource for the English video, English e-book, and Spanish e-book on the same subject.
Grade 3-5 | k-2
Subject Science,Biology,Health
Resource Type Videos

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  • This video follows Pedro, an animated penguin, as he learns about wildfires while he prepares for a campfire talent show with his friends and their family.
  • Students will learn why wildfires are dangerous, how they often start, and steps they can take to be prepared and safe if a wildfire occurs.
  • This 9-minute video includes closed captioning and is a partner resource for the Spanish language video, and e-books on the same topic.
Grade 3-5 | k-2
Subject Science,Health
Resource Type Videos

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  • This e-book is about Pedro the Penguin and his experience learning about wildfires.
  • Pedro learns the dangers of wildfires, their causes, and how to prepare for them.
  • This is a partner resource for the Spanish video, English video, and Spanish e-book following the same subject.
Grade 3-5 | k-2
Subject Science,Spanish
Resource Type Ebooks

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  • This e-book is about Pedro the Penguin and his experience learning about wildfires.
  • Pedro learns the dangers of wildfires, their causes, and how to prepare for them.
  • This is a partner resource for the Spanish video, English video, and Spanish e-book on the same subject.
Grade 3-5 | k-2
Subject Science,English Language Arts
Resource Type Ebooks

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  • In this Spanish e-book, Pedro the penguin learns about hurricanes and how to prepare for them.
  • Students will learn the alert system for hurricanes, what to do in the event of a hurricane, and how to process their emotions when learning about things that make them anxious.
Grade 3-5 | k-2
Subject Science,Spanish
Resource Type Ebooks

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  • In this e-book, Pedro the penguin learns about hurricanes and how to prepare for them.
  • Students will learn the alert system for hurricanes, what to do in the event of a hurricane, and how to process their emotions when learning about things that make them anxious.

Grade 3-5 | k-2
Subject Science,English Language Arts
Resource Type Ebooks

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  • In this e-book, students meet Pedro, a penguin who is learning how to prepare for emergencies, as he learns about floods.
  • Students will learn about the cause of floods, how to know when to evacuate, and what they can do to prepare.
Grade 3-5 | k-2
Subject Science,Spanish
Resource Type Ebooks

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  • In this e-book, students meet Pedro, a penguin who is learning how to prepare for emergencies, as he learns about floods.
  • Students will learn about the cause of floods, how to know when to evacuate, and what they can do to prepare.

Grade 3-5 | k-2
Subject Science,English Language Arts
Resource Type Ebooks

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  • In this Spanish langauge e-book, students will read about Pedro and his friends as they prepare for extreme heat events.
  • Students will learn the materials required to stay safe in extreme heat, how being out in high temperatures can impact their bodies, and what they should do if they experience a heat wave.


Grade 3-5 | k-2
Subject Health,Spanish
Resource Type Ebooks

Professional Learning

Find the right professional learning opportunity for you or your school, whether it is support for curriculum development or foundational knowledge about climate change.

Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Collaborative

Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference

In this virtual conference, formal and nonformal educators from across the Mid-Atlantic wi...

Format: Online: Synchronous
Date(s) Offered: June 25, 26, & 27 at 1:00pm EDT
CLEAN

Fundamental Concepts: Connecting Elementary Science Topics to Climate

The US Global Change Research Program has identified several Climate...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
SubjectToClimate

New Jersey Mentorship Program

Gain confidence in teaching climate change by building a relationship with an educator who can help you integ...

Format: Online: Asynchronous, Online: Synchronous
CLEAN

Teaching Climate

This guide is designed to help middle and high school science teachers incorporate climate topics into their classrooms. K...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
Paleontological Research Institution

Climate Change Adaptation

This guide on climate change adaptation explores existing and proposed adaptation strategies for a variety of cli...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
NPR

8 Ways to Teach Climate Change in Almost Any Classroom

This article includes eight tips for how to teach about climate change. Tips include...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
NOAA

Toolbox for Teaching Climate and Energy

This website features many resources to equip teachers to teach about climate and energy. The site...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
National Center for Science Education

1.5°C May Not Seem Like Much, But It's a Really Big Deal. Here's Why.

This article explains the importance of limiting global heating to th...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
CLEAN

Create Your Own Climate and Energy Units

This step-by-step guide provides a framework for utilizing CLEAN resources to develop NGSS-aligned...

Format: Online: Asynchronous
MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

Climate Science, Risk & Solutions: Climate Knowledge for Everyone

This engaging interactive course outlines the causes, impacts, and soluti...

Format: Online: Asynchronous