What’s the weather report for the day? The season? The year? The century? Climate science brings together information and interactions in a big way—atmosphere, oceans, land, people—it’s all around us. Learn more with these links, from greenhouse gases, to the ozone layer, to the exhaust from your car, to what special satellites can tell us about climate, and more.
Celebrating Chemistry: Climate Science
See what Meg A. Mole and the rest of the Earth Day team have to share this year. Lots of fun activities for elementary students here!
- UV Bead Bracelet
Science meets fashion with this ultraviolet bead jewelry. Wear it, then use it for an experiment!
- Meet Me in the Mesosphere
Where do you want to meet up this afternoon? How about the mesosphere? It’s a great place for atmospheric investigations.
- Do-It-Yourself Weathervane
Tools for observing the weather go “old school.” Put together this weathervane to show wind direction with office supplies.
- Cool It!
Can this homemade refrigerator keep your soda cool? Find out as you explore evaporative cooling.
- Applications of Chemistry Through Climate Science
Black carbon, greenhouse gases, ice cores, ozone. Sounds like chemistry to me! Lots of activities packed into eight different units.
- NASA's Climate Kids
Take a tour through the big questions of climate science, then try out fun games and activities.
- A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change
If you’re ready to learn about climate, these hands-on, interactive lesson plans are waiting and ready for you.
- ACS Climate Science Toolkit
You won’t find a hammer in this toolkit, but you’ll definitely find everything you need to prepare to discuss global climate change.
- In the Fog About Smog
This smog article from ChemMatters can clear up any lingering brain fog you might have about this climate phenomenon.
- The Ozone Layer: Our Global Sunscreen
Imagine running an experiment as large as the Earth. Now, stop imagining and read about one.
- The Science Behind a Climate Headline
In 4 minutes, atmospheric chemist Rachel Pike provides a glimpse of the massive scientific effort behind the bold headlines on climate change.
- Electricity and the Science of Lightning
When a thunderstorm is brewing on the horizon; loud claps of thunder and flashes of lightning appear. Learn about the science of lightning and electric currents.
- Making Sense of Atmospheric Dust
Did you know that storms can carry dust particles all the way around the globe? Vicki Grassian paints a picture of atmospheric chemistry and the role particulate matter plays in the environment in this video.
Is your room clean? What about your air? Check out the air quality forecast for your area and see how it might affect your health.
- Hope for the Future
Can students make a difference? Yes, they can! Read about how these two shared climate science.
- Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network
Teachers take note! Huge collection of reviewed climate resources for all levels here!