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Comments and Teaching Tips given for The EPA Global Warming Kids Site Comment on this resource

Dec 7, 2004
This topic is so important to teach kids as early as possible, since the effects of global warming are impacting us today. This site is very kid friendly with the advice it gives. It does a great job at summarizing the needed material for what global warming is, how it is effecting our climate and weather, what the green house effect is, and most importantly what can we do to help this problem. I am a firm believer of environmental awareness and will most definitely want to instill some of those positions into my students as well. The site does not scare the students, which is very important to remember when talking about current issues that are affecting us today, but it does make them aware and hopefully motivated to do something about it. Since the site is designed for kids, it offers games and animations for them to play with as well-which is a great way to teach! There is even a teachers link that provides access to global warming articles and various teaching resources that can be used or purchased. Even though I am suggesting this site as a fourth grade standard, I think it can be used at any level above third grade independently, or even younger if you were to do it on a projector for the whole class together. I recommend this website and topic to be addressed in your classroom.

Nov 21, 2004 by Melissa Ward, MSU student
MN Standard Earth and Space Science - The water cycle, weather and climate I enjoyed looking through this website. This site offered so many things for teachers and students to think about. This site offered great definitions of each of the words weather, climate and so on. This site can help students understand the concept of weather and the changes it has on the earth and how this type of weather has occurred over along period of time, which is climate. The site lets students explore and gives teachers great ideas for introducing this climate and weather concept. This site was made for students to use and so therefore it is easy for young children to use, but can be very useful for older children to use to help them understand this idea better. I also liked the games the site provided; they were fun and related to the topic I was searching under. The site also provided other links to websites visit if students or teachers need more information. Nevertheless, I feel that this site does a great job of covering alot of information.