Climate Change

Topic: climate change

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will understand what climate change is and how it affects the Earth.


  • Pictures of different weather conditions (e.g. hot weather, cold weather, rain, snow)
  • Handouts with information about climate change
  • Coloring pencils or crayons


  • Ask students if they have ever experienced different weather conditions.
  • Ask them to share their experiences and explain what happened (e.g. it was hot, it was raining, it was snowing).
  • At the end of the discussion, introduce the topic of climate change and explain that it is a change in the Earth's climate over a long period of time.

Direct Instruction

  • Begin by showing pictures or videos of different weather conditions and asking students to identify them.
  • Ask students to think about why certain weather conditions happen in different places at different times.
  • Explain that there are many factors that can cause climate change, including human activity (e.g. burning fossil fuels, deforestation).
  • Discuss the consequences of climate change, such as rising sea levels, droughts, and extreme weather events.

Guided Practice

  • Divide students into small groups and give each group a set of pictures or postcards of different places on Earth.
  • Ask students to think about the climate and weather conditions in each place and describe them to the group.
  • Have each group share their descriptions with the class and discuss the reasons why certain climates and weather conditions occur in different places.

Independent Practice

  • Ask students to choose one place on Earth that they are interested in (e.g. their hometown, a place they have visited, etc.).
  • Give students materials to research the climate and weather conditions in their chosen place.
  • Have students create a poster or presentation to share their findings with the class.


  • Review the main points of the lesson with the students.
  • Ask students to share one thing they learned about climate change today.


  • Observe the students during the guided and independent practice activities to see if they are able to pull information from their research and demonstrate an understanding of climate change.
  • Collect and review the students' drawings and written sentences to assess their understanding of the topic.

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