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Climate Change


K, 1st, 2nd


Science, Earth and Space Sciences


70 minutes

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey


Google Docs, Google Slides


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Los Animales y el Clima

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Dec 7, 2023
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In this lesson, students learn Spanish phrases about animals, climates, and simple actions to save energy at home. 

Step 1 - Inquire: Students watch a music video and play games to learn about animals and why climate is important to the animals.  

Step 2 - Investigate: Students listen to a story from Chile about children taking action to save energy at home. 

Step 3 - Inspire: Students create postcards in Spanish showing how they will protect Earth’s climate.

Accompanying Teaching Materials
Teaching Tips


  • This lesson creates a collaborative learning environment as students engage with a variety of modalities.
  • The games and activities promote engagement and participation from all learners.
  • The lesson introduces students to an authentic Spanish language story from Chile.
  • The photographs of animals name the specific places where the animals live.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students need no prior knowledge to complete the lesson.
  • Teachers may wish to print the Teacher Slideshow to hang in the room to reinforce the concepts and vocabulary.
  • Some students may find the “¿Dónde está mi clima” game upsetting if they are unable to find a climate that matches their assigned animal. Teachers can choose some students to role-play the activity in front of the class instead.


  • Teachers can easily expand the lesson to include short sentences and more active vocabulary.
  • For the postcard activity, students can cut and paste phrases provided by the teacher or copy the words by hand.
Scientist Notes

This lesson provides elementary knowledge on climate change and biodiversity conservation. It allows students to identify and classify animals in respect to their habitats and climatic zones. All materials in the lesson have been reviewed appropriately and are suitable for teaching. This lesson has passed our science review credibility process.

Esta lección proporciona conocimientos elementales sobre el cambio climático y la conservación de la biodiversidad. Permite a los estudiantes identificar y clasificar animales con respecto a sus hábitats y zonas climáticas. Todos los materiales de la lección han sido revisados ​​apropiadamente y son adecuados para la enseñanza. Esta lección ha pasado nuestro proceso de credibilidad de revisión científica.


This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

Primary Standard

  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of climate change and humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.

Supporting Standards

  • World Languages
    • Novice Low
      • 7.1.NL.IPRET.4: Recognize a few memorized words related to weather and climate in the target culture(s) and in students’ own cultures in highly contextualized oral texts.
      • 7.1.NL.IPERS.6: Share with others the names of a few memorized and practiced words and phrases related to climate change in the target culture(s) and in students’ own cultures.
    • Novice Mid
      • 7.1.NM.PRSNT.3: Imitate, recite, and/or dramatize simple poetry, rhymes, songs, and skits.
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