Lesson Plans

SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades K-2
60 mins
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repeat!

This lesson introduces the idea of reduce, reuse, recycle and has students create a classroom waste management plan.

Topics: Citizenship, Life Literacies and Key Skills, Movement & Play
Subject: Science
Types: Activity - Classroom, Games, Lesson Plans, Videos
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 3-5
70 mins
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Lights, Camera, Character Traits!

In this lesson, students identify the main character in a story and identify their character traits.

Topics: Climate Change, Fiction
Subject: English Language Arts
Types: Activity - Classroom, Ebooks, Lesson Plans, Projects
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 3-5
60 mins
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It's an Alien Invasion!

In this lesson, students learn how cultural practices can spread not only ideas and traditions, but also invasive species into new areas.

Topics: Ecosystems, Movement & Play, Physical Geography
Subjects: Biology, Geography, Science, Social Studies
Types: Games, Lesson Plans, Videos
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 3-5
90 mins
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Facing the Flood

In this lesson, students learn about how climate change is affecting flood risk in New Jersey.

Topics: Climate Change, Life Literacies and Key Skills
Subjects: Career Skills, Science
Types: Activity - Classroom, Articles and Websites, Lesson Plans, Projects, Videos
SubjectToClimate (NJ adapted)
Grades 9-12
150 mins
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Naturally, We Have a Problem

In this lesson, students analyze videos about students challenging the government to protect natural resources, research why natural resources are a source of conflict, and create a video summarizing their findings.

Topics: Government, Media Literacy
Subjects: Civics, Social Studies
Types: Activity - Classroom, Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Scientific Papers or Reports, Videos
SubjectToClimate
Grades 6-8
80 mins
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Deforestation and Climate Change (Water Cycle, Deforestation, and Climate Change #3)

In this lesson, students learn how climate change and deforestation are linked to the water cycle.

Topics: Climate Change, Expository Writing
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science
Types: Activity - Classroom, Lesson Plans, Videos
Water Cycle, Deforestation, and Climate Change Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 6-8
90 mins
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Putting It All Together (Water Cycle, Deforestation, and Climate Change #4)

In this lesson, students learn about extreme weather, create an infographic, and educate others on the knowledge gained from this unit.

Topics: Climate Change, Expository Writing
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science
Types: Articles and Websites, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
Water Cycle, Deforestation, and Climate Change Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 6-8
110 mins
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Transpiration and Climate Change (Water Cycle, Deforestation, and Climate Change #2)

In this lesson, students learn how transpiration plays a role in cooling cities that experience extreme heat due to climate change.

Topics: Climate Change, Expository Writing
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science
Types: Articles and Websites, Experiments, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
Water Cycle, Deforestation, and Climate Change Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 6-8
120 mins
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The Water Cycle and Climate Change (Water Cycle, Deforestation, and Climate Change #1)

In this lesson, students learn about the water cycle and how climate change impacts its patterns.

Topics: Climate Change, Expository Writing
Subjects: Earth and Space Sciences, Science
Types: Experiments, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
Water Cycle, Deforestation, and Climate Change Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 6-8
60 mins
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Calculating Solar Energy for a Building (Renewable Energy Algebra #2)

In this lesson, students complete real-world calculations related to the number of solar panels needed to power the average house and how many solar panels could fit on their own home or a local building.

Topic: Expressions and Equations
Subject: Mathematics
Types: Articles and Websites, Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
Renewable Energy Algebra Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 6-8
60 mins
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Calculating Wind Turbines for a Community (Renewable Energy Algebra #3)

In this lesson, students use algebra to calculate the number of wind turbines needed to power a local community.

Topic: Expressions and Equations
Subject: Mathematics
Types: Lesson Plans, Videos
Renewable Energy Algebra Unit
SubjectToClimate
Grades 6-8
300 mins
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Physical Change: The State of the Ice Caps

In this lesson, students engage in activities and experiments, applying their learning to understand climate change-induced sea level rise.

Topics: Oceanography, Properties and States of Matter
Subjects: Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, Science
Types: Articles and Websites, Experiments, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, Videos
SubjectToClimate
Grades 6-8
180 mins
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The Chemistry of Landfills

In this lesson, students use chemical reactions that occur in landfills and composting as a vehicle to learn about chemical changes found in their daily lives.

Topic: Properties and States of Matter
Subjects: Chemistry, Science
Types: Activity - Classroom, Articles and Websites, Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, None, Videos
SubjectToClimate
Grades 6-8
100 mins
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The Equity of Landfills

In this lesson, students explore various impacts of landfills, learn about the environmental justice movement, and apply their learning to community action.

Topic: Nonfiction
Subject: English Language Arts
Types: Articles and Websites, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans, None, Videos