Climate and Energy Educational Resource Collection

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The CLEAN Collection is a high-quality and rigorously reviewed collection of climate and energy educational resources aligned with the Climate Literacy and the Energy Literacy frameworks, and the Next Generation Science Standards .

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Guidance in Elementary Teaching About Climate and Energy
Climate and energy are complex and interdisciplinary topics, making them challenging to incorporate into elementary classrooms. These pages offer easy-to-read explanations of issues teachers may encounter or ideas ...

Teaching Guidance This page was developed by CLEAN to provide guidance on teaching about climate and energy.

Understanding Global Change
The Earth is a dynamic system of many parts that interact to shape our climate and ecosystems. Explaining causes and effects of global change phenomena requires an interdisciplinary understanding of essential K-12 ...

Teaching Guidance This page was developed by CLEAN to provide guidance on teaching about climate and energy.

Plum's Island Explorer: Land and Water

This is an interactive video in which students navigate around a virtual island while learning about the characteristics of land formations and bodies of water.
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Investigating Deforestation Through An Earth Systems View Using Landsat

This activity has students use an Earth Systems perspective to identify the various causes associated with changes to Earth's forests as they review Landsat imagery of site locations from around ...
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Harnessing Nuclear Energy

This activity teaches students how energy is obtained from nuclear fission and how it is used to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant. It also teaches students how some of the electricity ...
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Interpreting Earth's Climate Record - Decoding the Weather Machine

Learn how scientists have pieced together a continuous 800,000-year record of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and ocean temperatures in these videos from NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine. Use ...
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Puzzling Wisconsin's Biological Communities

This is an in-depth activity that focuses on Wisconsin ecosystem characteristics and energy flow within ecosystems. The activity is lengthy, but selected parts of it could be adapted to a variety of ...
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GEF - Bhutan: Silent Tsunami

This video shows the people of Bhutan working to prevent flooding from an outburst of a glacial lake in the country's Lunana region.
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Potentially Kinetic

This activity supports sense-making around kinetic and potential energy through a series of demonstrations.
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Wildfire Simulation

This is a wildfire simulation with three different zones (plains, mountains, and foothills). The user can change variables to see what happens when they spark a fire.
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