|Carbon & Climate (Online Training+E-Unit)||$40.00||Add to cart|
Perhaps more than any other environmental issue, the topic of climate change challenges science teachers to accurately convey data, reveal assumptions, and engage critical-thinking skills. Designed for students in grades 6-8, Carbon & Climate provides activities and resources to help educators meet these challenges, introducing students to some of the complex issues involved in climate change.
Project Learning Tree's hands-on and engaging activities help teach students how to think, not what to think, about the environment and their place within it.
1. Carbon & Climate e-unit
Project Learning Tree's e-units support learning as a developmental progression. Teachers may use individual activities as stand-alone investigations or choose to conduct all e-unit activities from beginning to end.
The e-unit contains:
Review this Overview to learn more about what students will do, the setting, and time required to complete each individual activity.
2. Online professional development
The self-paced online workshop (approximately 3 hours) includes:
Review this Welcome Letter for more information about the unit’s accompanying online workshop.
Continuing education credits and state-specific supplemental resources are offered in some states. For more information, contact your State PLT Coordinator.
Here's what a few teachers have said about PLT’s Carbon & Climate e-unit:
“I teach in the middle of coal-country, Eastern Kentucky, and was very hesitant to teach this topic in depth. I want to thank you for helping me to approach a difficult topic with my students from a scientific point of view and for helping change perceptions in our region.” – Susan Marvin, Hazard, Kentucky
“I loved that everything was centered around the 5E model because it made me think more about my own lessons and trying to incorporate the 5Es into them.” – Katie Thomas, Floyd, Virginia
After completing the online workshop, you’ll be connected with a diverse and supportive professional network. You’ll also be eligible to apply for a PLT GreenWorks! grant for your students to implement an action project to improve the environment at your school or in your neighborhood.