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Climate Change: Effects: Extreme Weather Gr. 5-8

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Grade 5, 6, 7, 8



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Climate Change: Effects: Extreme Weather Gr. 5-8 is a comprehensive and insightful resource that aids educators in explaining the impacts of climate change on the environment and human life. Focusing on 'Extreme Weather', this teaching material provides an opportunity for students to understand beginner-level environmental science.

The unique learning tool integrates Bloom's Taxonomy and STEAM initiatives, inspecting how climate has shaped human societal evolution over time, including significant historical periods such as Earth's various ice ages. Students are encouraged to see how early humans were directly affected by climatic shifts.

Theoretical Knowledge with Practical Applications

This resource blends theoretical knowledge with practical applications, suitable for whole group or small group instruction, or engaging homework assignments. It includes:

  • Hands-on activities:: such as creating a melting ice sheet model for visual comprehension about its impact on sea level rise.
  • Projection models:: showing rising sea levels in action, enabling learners to grasp this global issue tangibly.

Potential Health Hazards and Economical Impacts

Potential health hazards linked with climate change such as mosquito-borne diseases and heat strokes among other varied risks posed by pollution are explored. In addition, it addresses the economical impact - how drastic shifts in climate have detrimental effects on agricultural sectors' economies.

Synthesis Exercise & Supplements

An activity requiring learners to conduct research into one ecosystem's potential struggles against ongoing changes caused by shifting climates gives them an opportunity to synthesize knowledge gained so far. This is further complemented by supplements like crosswords and word search activities.

Comprehension Quizzes

Each lesson segment is concluded with comprehension quizzes designed to cement the learners' newly-acquired understanding. An answer key is provided for quick reference.


In a contemporary world where climate change is ever so perceptible, Climate Change: Effects: Extreme Weather Gr. 5-8, serves as a vital teaching aid for educators aiming to equip their students from Grade 5 to Grade 8 with informed perspectives about environmental science and the issue of climate change.

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