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Climate Change (for Elementary-Age)

Updated: Nov 21, 2022

Climate change is a big topic, but here are some resources to engage Elementary-aged youth in conversations about climate change and how to get involved!

The animated video "Climate Change (According to a Kid)" introduces the concept of global climate change - what causes it and how we can take steps as a global community to live differently.

No matter your age, you can make a difference and be the change you want to see! In the Climate Weirding video below, listen to some cool stories about students who have taken action to protect our planet. You'll get some great advice from scientist Katharine Hayhoe.

Below are worksheets that explain Global Warming with readings, a word search, and a scavenger hunt from Woo!Jr. They are a great supplement to science class or just for fun!

Woo!Jr Global Warming Packet
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Woo!Jr Global Warming Solutions Insert
Download P • 258KB

You can check out our previous post Sustainability Reading List for Youth for children's books and young adult books on climate change.

Are you interested in starting a Green Team at your school? Check out the Recycling Champions Green Team Guide, which is used in schools throughout NYC!

The materials above are just some ways to introduce the topic of climate change, but there are so many more ways to understand it and take action. Seek out lots of perspectives from around the globe and be creative!

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