Initial Publication Date: December 6, 2013

Climate Science Resources

This set of websites can provide a great starting place for looking up information about the current state of climate science. Students as well as teachers can find a lot of great material on a variety of climate topics covered in a variety of different formats.

CLEAN - Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
CLEAN offers a searchable collection of activities, interactive simulations, videos, and other resources that have been reviewed for both scientific content and pedagogy.
Upper elementary, Middle School, High School, Higher Ed

CAMEL -Climate Adaptation Mitigation E-Learning
A free, interdisciplinary multi-media collection of resources for educators, including articles, assignments, blogs, games, podcasts, videos, and more.
Upper elementary, Middle School, High School, Higher Ed


NASA Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
The mission of "Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet" is to provide the public with accurate and timely news and information about Earth's changing climate, along with current data and visualizations, presented from the unique perspective of NASA, the world's leading climate research agency.
High School, Higher Ed

Climate Kids: NASA's Eyes on the Earth
Geared toward students in grades 4 through 6, the multimedia-rich Climate Kids site uses age-appropriate language, games and humorous illustrations and animations to help break down the important issue of climate change.
Upper elementary, Middle School
NOAA's provides science and information for a climate-smart nation. Americans' health, security, and economic well-being are closely linked to climate and weather. People want and need information to help them make decisions on how to manage climate-related risks and opportunities they face. The website provides news and features, maps and data, learning activities and curriculum materials, as well as reports and other resources.
High School, Higher Ed


EPA: Climate Change
The EPA's Climate Change site provides users with access to all of the science and outreach information about the agency's efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. There is basic science information, mitigation efforts underway, and guidance for what individuals can do.
High School, Higher Ed

A Student's Guide to Climate Change
EPA's Student Guide to Climate Change is an interactive website about climate change with games, links, fun facts, and resources for teachers and students.
Middle School

National Snow and Ice Data Center
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) supports research into our world's frozen realms: the snow, ice, glaciers, frozen ground, and climate interactions that make up Earth's cryosphere.
High School, Higher Ed Climate Change
The website provides information on US government efforts to increase the production of clean energy and also points out the energy sector's vulnerabilities to climate change and extreme weather.
High School, Higher Ed

American Museum of Natural History: Climate Change
The AMNH Climate Change site links to various parts of the Museum's collection and website that deal with Climate Issues, including the Ology: Climate Change portal for kids and the variety of Science Bulletins that are applicable to Climate issues.
Upper elementary, Middle School,High School, Higher Ed

Learn More About Climate: Climate Change Resources for Teachers, Policy Makers and Citizens
The Learn More About Climate is an initiative of the University of Colorado - Boulder. . LMAC's goal is to put the university's faculty scholarship and research into the hands of teachers, students, citizens, and policymakers and create an informed dialog about this critical global issue. Resources available on the site include videos, lectures, and lessons.
High School, Higher Ed

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) website presents a lot of valuable research about Earth's climate, the changes that we have been able to measure, and the effects that are expected from those changes.
High School, Higher Ed

RealClimate is a blog and commentary site on climate science written by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists.
Higher Ed

Skeptical Science
Skeptical Science provides explanations of climate change science and rebuttals of misinformation based on peer-reviewed scientific literature. They also have excellent graphics, accessible summary reports, and smart-phone apps.
High School, Higher Ed

Climate Solutions
Climate Solutions advocates for solutions to climate change and its effects. Based in the Pacific Northwest, the organization works to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming.
Middle School, High School, Higher Ed