Climate And Energy Lesson Plans

ACE offers a range of climate science and energy lesson plans beyond the ACE Assembly. Check out our Ocean Acidifcation short animation, take our Climate Quiz and browse ACE's Science Reports, written at a perfect level to engage high school students.

BEST-IN-CLASS RESOURCES FOR CLIMATE SCIENCE EDUCATION

This short 2-page document is your one-stop shop for finding the best online resources on climate education, including lesson plans and climate science weekly digests. This doc includes many of the resources listed below. Check it out >>

ACE OCEANS & CLIMATE PAGE

Want to learn about oceans and climate change? Check out ACE's Ocean Acidification animation - made in the same style as the ACE Assembly. Plus, take an Oceans & Climate Quiz, check out NOAA lesson plans and more. Check it out >>

ACE ONLINE CLIMATE QUIZ

Test your students' climate smarts in this online climate quiz! (You can also take the quiz yourself and copy the questions and answers at the end for a paper version.) Check it out >>

ACE SCIENCE REPORTS

Check out the list of over 20 science reports (and growing!) on a range of climate science topics, from El Nino to black carbon and more. All are written in an short, easy-to-read format by ACE Staff Scientist, Rebecca Anderson.
NEW! Many science reports now have student worksheets to accompany them! Check it out >>

BEST MOVIE ON CLIMATE & ENERGY:
EARTH: THE OPERATORS' MANUAL

Looking to show your students a movie on climate change that's not An Inconvenient Truth? Check out Earth: The Operators' Manual, a 3-part series on climate and energy. You can't do better than this one -- well-made, scientifically-based and narrated by one of the most famous climate scientists of our time, Richard Alley. Watch each episode in its entirety (53 mins) or watch short clips on specific topics like "CO2 in the Ice Core Record" or "The Pentagon and Climate Change."

Watch Episode 1: Earth: The Operators' Manual or watch Episode 1 Individual Clips

Watch Episode 2: Powering the Planet or watch Episode 2 Individual Clips

Watch Epside 3: Energy Quest USA or watch Episode 3 Individual Clips

CLIMATE LESSON PLANS

CLEAN, the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network, hosts a large collection of lesson plans on climate and energy for all grade levels, K-college, all vetted by both teachers and scientists. ACE has highlighted our favorites for you, listed by subject area. Check it out >>

ENERGY LESSON PLANS

NEED, the National Energy and Education Development Project, offers great lesson plans on all topics related to energy for grades K-12. These are a few of our favorites. Check it out >>

TOP CLIMATE LINKS

Check out ACE's favorite sites to get the scoop on climate science questions and the latest news. Check them out >>

ACE TEACHER NEWSLETTER

Sign up for "Hot Planet, Cool Teachers", ACE's monthly national teacher newsletter, with climate science in the news and a new lesson plan each month. Each regional edition also includes info on regional teacher opportunities, events and grants. Sign up >>

ACE TEACHER FORUM

Join other teachers in the ICEE ACE Teacher Forum - Inspiring Climate Education Excellence to discuss climate literacy best practices and current science. Join >>