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Climate Kids is a website designed and run by Nasa to help children learn all about climate change. On the site, there is a mass of information, games, images and videos on many aspects of The Earth and Climate change.

As well as the key sections listed below there are also sections listing all of the videos, all of the games, the people involved and a list of climate kids activities on a downloadable PDF (linked below). This site could be useful in many aspects of science and some of the sections developed appear within several other sections too; there is a lot of cross fertilisation here!

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The key sections, giving lots of scientific information, on the Climate Kids website are:

  • Big Questions
    • What is global Climate Change?
    • What is the big deal with Carbon?
    • What is the greenhouse effect?
    • How do we know the climate is changing?
    • What is happening in the ocean?
    • What can we do to help?
    • What else do we need to find out?
  • Weather and Climate
    • It’s cold! Is global warning over?
    • El Niño quiets monster storms
    • Planet Health Report: TEMPERATURE
    • Slyder: The Art of Weather
    • Missions to Planet Earth
    • Wild Weather Adventure
    • Whirlwind Disaster
    • What is “global climate change”?
    • How do we know the climate is changing?
    • What is the greenhouse effect?
    • What else do we need to find out?
    • The Climate Time Machine
    • Which pole is colder?
    • What is happening in the ocean?
    • What is the big deal with carbon?
    • NASA Wavelength
    • Gallery of Weather and Climate
    • Birds and climate change
    • Rainsticks and folklore
    • Play Bingo!
    • Play Climate Trivia!
    • Keeping track of water in the soil
    • What do all these graphs mean?
    • Systems Engineer for Environmental Satellite
    • 10 Interesting Things About Earth
    • Coral Bleaching
    • Ocean Scientist Studying Coral Reefs
    • 10 Interesting Things About Air
    • What can trees tell us about climate change?
    • Make a NASA Climate Kids Pumpkin!
    • Why does NASA study Earth?
    • Why does NASA care about food?
    • 10 Things About Glaciers
    • What is an urban heat island?
    • Earth Scientist Studying Glaciers
    • What Is Permafrost?
  • Atmosphere
    • Meet the Greenhouse Gases!
    • El Niño quiets monster storms
    • Play Climate Trivia!
    • It’s cold! Is global warming over?
    • Make a terrarium mini-garden
    • Planet Health Report: AIR
    • 10 Interesting Things About Air
    • What is the greenhouse effect?
    • Greenhouse Effect: Keeping the Balance
    • What is the big deal with carbon?
  • Water
    • Coral Bleaching
    • Winners and Losers in the Arctic
    • Ocean Scientist Studying Coral Reefs
    • Huge machine harnesses the tides
    • Which pole is colder?
    • Planet Health Report: SEA LEVEL
    • Earth Scientist Studying Glaciers
    • 10 Things About Glaciers
    • Planet Health Report: SEA ICE
    • El Niño quiets monster storms
    • Systems Engineer for Environmental Satellite
    • 10 Interesting Things About Water
    • Make an Ocean Ecosystem Dessert
    • Gallery of Oceans
    • Meet the Greenhouse Gases!
    • Satellites show water underground
    • Water-wise Landscaper
    • What Is Ocean Acidification?
    • Keeping track of water in the soil
    • Gallery of Fresh Water
  • Energy
    • What is an urban heat island?
    • Make a NASA Climate Kids Pumpkin!
    • Light Bulbs
    • Light Switch Plates
    • Be a Power Saver
    • 10 Interesting Things About Energy
    • Paper or plastic?
    • The Story of Fossil Fuels, Part 1: Coal
    • The Story of Fossil Fuels, Part 2: Oil
    • The Story of Fossil Fuels, Part 3: Gas
    • The Story of Fossil Fuels, Part 4: Next
    • Play OFFSET!
    • Play Climate Trivia!
    • Play Bingo!
    • Tower of Power
    • Gallery of Energy
    • What is the greenhouse effect?
    • What is the big deal with carbon?
    • What else do we need to find out?
    • What is happening in the ocean?
    • What can we do to help?
    • Renewable Energy Scientist
    • Recycling Program Educator
    • Farmer’s Market Manager
    • Home Energy Auditor
    • Green Building Contractor
    • Play Power Up!
    • Make Sun S’mores!
    • Tiny house fun
    • Meet the Sun power people!
    • Recycle This!
    • Play Leaps and Flutters!
    • Bag an old T-shirt
    • Go Green!
    • Huge machine harnesses the tides
    • NASA Wavelength
  • Plants and Animals
    • Make a NASA Climate Kids Pumpkin!
    • Make an Ocean Ecosystem Dessert
    • 10 Interesting Things About Air
    • Coral Bleaching
    • 10 Interesting Things About Ecosystems
    • 10 Interesting Things About Water
    • Paper or plastic?
    • Greenhouse Effect: Keeping the Balance
    • Make a Stained Glass Leaf!
    • Keeping track of water in the soil
    • Play Climate Trivia!
    • Make Seed Balls
    • Play Bingo!
    • Lemur Moms
    • Birds and climate change
    • Gallery of Plants and Animals
    • What Is Ocean Acidification?
    • What is the big deal with carbon?
    • Climate Tales
    • What else do we need to find out?
    • What is happening in the ocean?
    • Make seed paper
    • Winners and Losers in the Arctic
    • What can we do to help?
    • How do we know the climate is changing?
    • Play Leaps and Flutters!
    • Make a terrarium mini-garden
    • A Bee is More than a Bug
    • Water-wise Landscaper
    • Farmer’s Market Manager
    • How can climate change affect animals?
    • Plant a butterfly garden!
    • Systems Engineer for Environmental Satellite
    • Make a Garden Lampshade
    • NASA Wavelength
    • What Is Permafrost?

Climate Kids

Children can work through the Big Questions and  play some of the Climate Kids online games which include topics such as recycling, renewable energy, and climate history. Have fun with old clothes to make re-usable shopping bags now that plastic ones are being banned from everywhere.
The Climate Kids teachers page has a directory of resources  and videos or images that you can use on IWBs whilst teaching any of the topics covered.
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