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Student Information on Climate Change

This page focuses on resources for students learning about climate change. We have gathered links to scientific data on climate change, activities to accent lesson plans, and background information on topics related to climate change--such as greenhouse gas effect.

If you have specific questions on climate change but cannot find the answers within these resources, please feel free to email us at climateed@dec.ny.gov and we will see if we can help.

Be advised that you are leaving the DEC's website when you click on the following links.

Global Warming Kids - Comprehensive website dedicated to Global Warming Education and Climate Change Education. The site links to many other resources in both the US and overseas.

Climate Change for Kids (US EPA) - includes child-friendly explanations of the terminology used in climate change reports, games, web links, plus information for teachers, including links to many web sites with lesson plans and activities

Living in the Greenhouse - Kids Crossing Pages, created at NCAR/UCAR, the link allows students to learn about Earth's climate system and climate change in a whimsical, entertaining way.

EcoKids - Climate change games and activities. Games are divided for primary and intermediate learners.

Carbon Cycle Game - created by UCAR. Interactive quiz game where children learn about how carbon cycles through our environment.

Global Warming - Kids page developed by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change for students learning about climate change

Energy Star Kids - Become an Energy Star with this page. Includes games, factoids and activities for children of all ages.


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