NASA’s Climate Kids website has many excellent online and offline resources for teaching students about climate change. One of those resources is the Big Questions page. The Big Questions page guides students through the basic concepts and issues related to climate change. Six big questions are featured on the page. Students select a question to discover the answers through the exploration of a series of smaller questions. Each question is addressed with a mix of image, text, and video explanations.
The Climate Kids Big Questions are:
- What is climate change?
- Why is carbon important?
- What is the greenhouse effect?
- How do we know the climate is changing?
- How does climate change effect the ocean?
- What else do we need to find out?
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