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The EPA Climate Change Kids Site DLESE Reviewed Collection
This interactive site features games, animations, and teachers' materials intended to introduce younger students to climate change. There is information about what climate change is, the difference between weather and climate, and the greenhouse effect. There are also materials on the climate system, ancient climates, and how scientists investigate climate. Other topics include discussions of whether people can actually change Earth's climate, what the potential effects might be, and what people can do to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
Animations require Flash plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this WWW site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. The U.S. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce these documents, or allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes. These documents may be freely distributed and used for non-commercial, scientific and educational purposes. Commercial use of the documents available from this server may be protected under the U.S. and Foreign Copyright Laws. Individual documents on this server may have different copyright conditions, and that will be noted in those documents.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-198
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Transfer of energy
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Climate Change