Stories of Our Changing Planet Through the Eyes of NASA Missions
NASA’sClimate Kidsbrings the science of climate change and sustainability to life, providing clear explanations for the big questions in climate science. Targeting upper-elementary-aged children, Climate Kids includes interactive games, hands-on activities, and engaging articles and videos that make climate science accessible and enjoyable for students and teachers alike.
On the website, students, parents, and teachers can explore how weather and climate differ, learn how to keep the oceans healthy—and even how to make s’mores using the power of the Sun’s rays. The site has six sections: Big Questions, Weather & Climate, Atmosphere, Water, Energy, and Plants & Animals. Climate Kids is produced by the Earth Science Communications Team at NASA’s Jet PropulsionLaboratory at California Institute of Technology.
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, has partnered with Exelon Foundation in championing science learning for high school students and in encouraging new thinking about the environment. Out-of-school-time providers are invited to develop a STEM Lab for the future aimed at tackling solutions to the environmental crisis, with a minds-on approach and hands-on science skills.
The EcoTarium offers interactive, educator-led programs aligned to current science standards. Children in prekindergarten through grade 8 can join an EcoTarium educator live on Zoom and engage in science explorations on topics such as Animal Adaptations and Understanding Weather.