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  • Guide

Target Grade Level

  • K-2
  • 3-5

Target Subject Area



  • Teaching Methods
    • Climate Literacy

Fundamental Concepts: Connecting Elementary Science Topics to Climate

Provider: CLEAN
Cost: Free
Format: Online: Asynchronous
Region: Global
Continuing Education Credit: Not Available
The US Global Change Research Program has identified several Climate and Energy Literacy Principles that are critical for every citizen to understand. This article aims to help teachers break down these complex climate science concepts into digestible concepts for K-5 students using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These concepts are separated by grade level to ensure grade-appropriate teaching strategies and comprehension.
About the Organization


The Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) Portal was launched in 2010 as a National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathways project. It is led by the science education expertise of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College.