For kids

Climate Change

Meet the Greens (PBS):  A site for kids about looking after the planet.  Grades 3-5.
http://www.meetthegreens.org/

Science News for Kids: Articles on climate change (Gr. 3-5):
http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/?s=climate+change

Planet Protectors Club Reduce, reuse and recycle..  K-5:
http://www.epa.gov/waste/education/kids/planetprotectors/index.htm
6-8: (See life of a cell phone, etc.)

Earthman Project: Climate Crisis Jam—a musical message. Grades 3-5:
http://www.climatecrisisjam.org/

Polar Action Guide: NRDC Grades 3-5.
http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/polaraction.pdf

EPA Climate for kids, Gr. 4-8:
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/climateweather.html

Great cartoon clip explaining the “greenhouse effect”:
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/global_warming_version2.html

Kid’s Crossing:  Living in the Greenhouse (National Corporation for Atmospheric Research) Grade 4-8, Topics:  What is climate?, Cycles of the Earth, The Warming Greenhouse, Long Ago Climates, Wild Climate, Climate in the News.
http://eo.ucar.edu/kids/green/index.htm

Take Aim At Climate Change (NASA Rap Music Video)  Grades 5-12
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Take_AIM_at_Climate_Change_video.html

Climate Change Education: Funky site with lots of info for Gr. 5-9.  Videos (including Blue Man Group)
http://globalwarmingkids.net/

Flooding in Coastal Cities Middle/HS:
http://www.pewtrusts.org/resource_library_search.aspx?keyword=flooding coastal

Carbon for Kids: Gr. 5-9.  Graphic of CO2 produced by one U.S. citizen; video clips (note metric tons used—1 tonne = 2205 pounds)
http://www.icbe.com/carbonforkids/

Great Green Web Game. Union of Concerned Scientists:  Gr.  5-8 .
http://go.ucsusa.org/game/

Low Carbon Diet (Middle/HS): Also Look for Journey for the Planet (Grades 5-7)
http://www.empowermentinstitute.net/journey/index.html – JFPsampleaction

Climate Institute: Gr. 6-9. Teen sites:
http://climate.org/resources/educational/teen-sites.html

NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab: Gr. 6-12  Good up-to-date graphs CO2, global ice vieweri, climate time machine,
http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/

Ecokids.  Games that teach.
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/index.cfm
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/games_activities/climate_change/index.cfm

Cool Climate Kids’ Club K-5 (Canada):
http://www.coolclimate.org/index.html

BBC Climate Change for Kids Gr. 4-7.:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/specials/climate_change/default.stm

Energy:

Energy Star for Kids:
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.kids_index

I Buy Different: (Grades 4-9):  Helps young people understand their purchasing power and what they can do to reduce their environmental impact. 37-page activity guide. Smart Consumers: An Educator’s Guide to Exploring Consumer Issues and the Environment: http://www.newdream.org/programs/beyond-consumerism/kids-and-commercialism/i-buy-different

Kids Saving Energy.  Games, facts., and tips.. U.S Dept. of Energy:  Gr. 3-5
http://www.eere.energy.gov/kids/smart_home.html

Energy Hog: game Grade 3-5.
http://www.energyhog.org/

Energy Quest Game:
http://energyquest.ca.gov/

Lose Your Excuse (for wasting energy):  Activities and information.  Dept. of Energy
http://www.loseyourexcuse.gov/index.html#/index

Carbon calculators and converters:

Zerofootprint Kids (Carbon calculator) (Gr. 4-8): (can compare footprint with average in different countries)
http://calc.zerofootprint.net/youth/neew