Curriculum Units and Modules

Each curricular unit offers a full suite of learning materials for an in-depth treatment of earth science and environmental science topics. These units include handouts, teacher’s guides, slides, answer keys, and all the materials needed to teach the lessons. Educators can use the entire unit, select individual modules, or use resources like PowerPoint slides or worksheets. For a searchable collection of over 30 classroom activities, go to the lesson plan library.

Curriculum Units and Modules

Program: Climate and Resiliency Education
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MS - L2 - Resource Links MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2 - Resource Links.docx
MS - L5 - Student Activity Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 5 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
MS - L7 - Data Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 7 - Data Sheet.docx
HS - L2 - Climate Central Denver Report Copy of Climate Central Report Denver Focused (1).docx
HS - L4 - Student Activity Sheet Key HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 4 -Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
HS - L6 - Student Activity Sheet Key HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 6 - Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
DC - L3 - Food Wastage Footprint Summary Report Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 3 - Food Wastage Footprint Summary Report.docx
MS - L2 - Data Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2 - Data Sheet.docx
MS - L5 - Student Activity Sheet Key MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 5 -Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
MS - L8 - Teacher Guide MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 8 - Teacher Guide.docx
HS - L2 - Forbes Article Hotter Cities Forbes whycitieshotter.docx
HS - L4 - Simulation Help HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 4 -Greenhouse Effect Simulation Help.docx
HS - L6 - Lesson 6 Articles Articles For HS Lesson 6.zip
DC - L4 - Teacher Guide Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 4 -Teacher Guide.docx
MS - L2 - Temperature/Precipitation/Population Data MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2 -Temperature Data.xlsx
MS - L5 - Resource Links MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 5 - Resource Links.docx
MS - L8 - Slides MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 8 - Slides.pptx
HS - L2 - Fastest Warming Summers SummersWarmingFast.png
HS - L4 - Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 4 - Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming.docx
DC - L1 - Teacher Guide Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 1 - Teacher Guide.docx
DC - L4 - Slides Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 4 -Slides.pptx
MS - L3 - Teacher Guide MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 - Teacher Guide.docx
MS - L5 - Earth Temperature Timeline earth_temperature_timeline_0.png
MS - L8 - Student Activity Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 8 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
HS - L2 - Climate Central Birmingham Report climatecentral_UScitieshotter Birmingham Focus.docx
HS - L4 - Statistics Probability Standards StatisticsProbabilityStandards.docx
DC - L1 - Slides Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 1 - Slides.pptx
DC - L5 - Teacher Guide Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 5 -Teacher Guide.docx
MS - L3 - Slides MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 - Slides.pptx
MS - L6 - Teacher Guide MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 6 - Teacher Guide.docx
MS - L8 - Student Activity Sheet Key MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 8 - Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
HS - L3 - Teacher Guide HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 -Teacher Guide.docx
HS - L4 - Wahl Climate Change Article Wahl ClimChange2007.docx
DC - L1 - Student Activity Sheet Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 1 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
DC - L5 - Slides Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 5- Slides.pptx
MS - L1 - Teacher Guide MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 1 - Teacher Guide.docx
MS - L3 - Student Activity Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
MS - L6 - Slides MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 6 - Slides.pptx
MS - L8 - Resource Links MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 8 - Resource Links.docx
HS - L3 - Slides HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3- Slides.pptx
HS - L5 - Teacher Guide HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 5 -Teacher Guide.docx
DC - L2 - Teacher Guide Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 2 -Teacher Guide.docx
DC - L5 - Resources for Presentation Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 5 -Resources for Presentation.docx
MS - L1 - Slides MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 1 - Slides.pptx
MS - L3 - Student Activity Sheet Key MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 - Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
MS - L6 - Student Activity Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 6 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
MS - L8 - Student Assessment MS Student Assessment (After Lesson 8) with Key.docx
HS - L3 - Student Activity Sheet HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
HS - L5 - Slides HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 5- Slides.pptx
DC - L2 - Slides Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 2 - Slides.pptx
HS - L5 - Slides HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 5- Slides.pptx
MS - L1 - Student Activity Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 1 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
MS - L3 - Resource Links MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 - Resource Links.docx
MS - L6 - Student Activity Sheet Key MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 6 - Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
HS - L1 - Teacher Guide HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 1 -Teacher Guide.docx
HS - L3 - Student Activity Sheet Key HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 -Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
HS - L5 - Student Activity Sheet HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 5- Student Activity Sheet.docx
DC - L2 - Student Activity Sheet Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 2 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
MS - L1 - Student Activity Sheet Key MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 1 - Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
MS - L4 - Teacher Guide MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 4 - Teacher Guide.docx
MS - L6 - Resource Links MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 6 - Resource Links.docx
HS - L1 - Slides HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 1 - Slides.pptx
HS - L3 - Reading Guide HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 -Reading Guide Albedo.docx
HS - L5 - Student Activity Sheet Key HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 5- Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
DC - L2 - Student Activity Sheet Key Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 2 – Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
MS - L1 - Resource Links MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 1 - Resource Links.docx
MS - L4 - Slides MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 4 - Slides.pptx
MS - L6 - Data Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 6 - Data Sheet.docx
HS - L1 - Student Activity Sheet HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 1- Student Activity Sheet.docx
HS - L3 - Indoor Albedo Lab HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 - Indoor Albedo Lab.docx
HS - L5 - Student Activity Guide Reference 1 StudentActivityGuideRef1.docx
DC - L2 - Actual Estimates of Food Waste Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 2 - Actual Estimates of Food Waste.docx
MS - L1 - Storyline Tool MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 1 - Storyline Tool.docx
MS - L4 - Student Activity Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 4 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
MS - L6 - CO2 Cycel Interactive MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 6 -CO2 C Cycle Interactive.docx
HS - L1 - Colorado Temperature Spike Data Colorado is home to two of the cities with the fastest, greatest spike in hot days.mp4
HS - L3 - Outdoor Albedo Lab HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 -Outdoor Lab Albedo Lab.docx
HS - L5 - Data Set HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 5- Data Sets.docx
DC - L2 - Food Waste Article Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 2 - Food Waste Article.docx
MS - L1 - Video MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 1 – Video.mp4
MS - L4 - Student Activity Sheet Key MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 4 - Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
MS - L7 - Teacher Guide MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 7 - Teacher Guide.docx
HS - L2 - Teacher Guide HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2 -Teacher Guide.docx
HS - L3 - Satellite Image Colorado Satellite Image - HS - L3.jpg
HS - L5 - Student Activity Guide Reference 2 StudentActivityGuideRef2.docx
DC - L3 - Teacher Guide Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 3- Teacher Guide.docx
MS - L2 - Teacher Guide MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2 - Teacher Guide.docx
MS - L4 - Resource Links MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 4 - Resource Links.docx
MS - L7 - Slides MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 7 - Slides.pptx
HS - L2 - Teacher Guide HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2- Teacher Guide_0.docx
HS - L3 - Understanding Albedo HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3 -CLEAN Understanding Albedo.docx
HS - L5 - Student Activity Guide Reference 3 StudentActivityGuideRef3.docx
DC - L3 -Slides Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 3- Slides.pptx
MS - L2 - Slides MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2 - Slides.pptx
MS - L5 - Teacher Guide MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 5 -Teacher Guide.docx
MS - L7 - Student Activity Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 7 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
HS - L2 - Slides HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2 - Slides.pptx
HS - L4 - Teacher Guide HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 4 -Teacher Guide.docx
HS - L6 - Teacher Guide HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 6 - Teacher Guide.docx
DC - L3 - Student Activity Sheet Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 3 -Student Activity Sheet.docx
MS - L2 - Student Activity Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
MS - L3 - Infrared Data Sheet MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 3- Infrared Data Sheet.jpg
MS - L7 - Student Activity Sheet Key MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 7 - Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
HS - L2 - Student Activity Sheet HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2 -Student Activity Sheet.docx
HS - L4 - Slides HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 4 -Slides.pptx
HS - L6 - Slides HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 6 -Slides.pptx
DC - L3 - Tips for Designing Your Investigation Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 3- Tips for Designing your Investigation.docx
MS - L2 - Student Activity Sheet Key MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2 - Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
MS - L5 - Slides MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 5 - Slides.pptx
MS - L 7 - Resource Links MS Climate Resiliency Lesson 7 - Resource Links.docx
HS - L2 - Student Activity Sheet Key HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 2 - Student Activity Sheet Key.docx
HS - L4 - Student Activity Sheet HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 4 -Student Activity Sheet.docx
HS - L6 - Student Activity Sheet HS Climate Resiliency Lesson 6 - Student Activity Sheet.docx
DC - L3 - Graphs and Background Information Design Challenge Resiliency Lesson 3 -Graphs and Background Information.docx
Program: Lens on Climate Change (LOCC)
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LOCC Teacher Handbook Teacher Handbook_2017_online_final_small.pdf
LOCC Teacher Assessment Rubrics TeacherAssessmentRubrics.pdf
LOCC Student Self-Evaluation Worksheet StudentSelfEvaluationWorksheet.pdf
Chapter 1 - Growing the Seeds LOCC Chapter 1 - Growing the Seeds
LOCC Brainstorming Worksheet Brainstorming_worksheet.pdf
LOCC Film Glossary Film_Glossary.pdf
LOCC Guide to Creative Commons Guide_to_Creative_Commons.pdf
LOCC Post-Production Lesson Plans PostProductionLessonPlans2017.pdf
LOCC Pre-Production Lesson Plans PreProductionLessonPlans2017.pdf
LOCC Production ProductionLessonPlans2017.pdf
LOCC Storyboard Worksheet Storyboard_worksheet.pdf
LOCC Storytelling Principles and Exercises Storytelling_Principles_and_Exercises.pdf
Program: Arctic Climate Connections
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Teacher Guide with Answer Key ACC_TeacherGuideWithAnswerKey.pdf
Worksheets (Module 1) Worksheets (Module 1).pdf
Teacher Guide (Module 1) Teacher Guide (Module 1).pdf
Student Guide (Activity 3) Student Guide (Activity 3).pdf
Instructor Datafile Instructor Datafile (Activity 3).xlsx
Student Datafile Student Datafile (Activity 3).xlsx
Student Worksheet (Activity 1) Student Worksheet (Activity 1).pdf
Jigsaw Graphs (Activity 2) Jigsaw Graphs (Activity 2).pdf
CLEAN Logos CLEAN Logos.pdf
Activity 2 Student Guide Activity 2 Student Guide.pdf
Part A - Reading (Activity 1) Part A - Reading (Activity 1).pdf
Worksheet Passport to the Arctic (Module 1) Worksheet (Passport to the Arctic, Module 1)_0.pdf
Part B - Reading (Activity 1) Part B - Reading (Activity 1).pdf
Student Guide (module 2) Activity 2 Student Guide.pdf
Teacher Guide (Module 2) Teacher Guide (module 2)_1.pdf
Student Worksheet (activity 2) Student Worksheet (Activity 2)_0.pdf
Graphs+Datafiles (Activity 2) Graphs+Datafiles (Activity 2).xlsx
Teacher Guide (Activity 3) ACC_website.pdf
Student Worksheet (Activity 3) Student Worksheet (Activity 3)_0.pdf
Program: Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence
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Heating & Cooling of Different Materials (Module 2) Heating & Cooling of Different Materials (Module 2).pdf
Hare-notetaking (Module 7) Hare notetaking_COSEE Module 7.pdf
Module 2 Learning Sequence (Module 2) Module 2 Learning Sequence (Module 2).pdf
Module 8 Learning Sequence (Module 8) Module 8 Learning Sequence (Module 8).pdf
Weather Stations Lesson (Module 3) Weather Stations Lesson (Module 3).pdf
Science Inquiry and the 5Es Learning Cycle (Module 8) Science Inquiry and the 5Es Learning Cycle (Module 8).pdf
Persson notetaking (Module 3) Persson notetaking (Module 3).pdf
Essential Features of Inquiry Chart (Module 8) Essential Features of Inquiry Chart (Module 8).pdf
Module 3 Learning Sequence (Module 3) Module 3 Learning Sequence (Module 3).pdf
5E-Learning-Cycle-experpt (Module 8) 5-E learning cycle expert_COSEE.pdf
Heat Balance - Radiation & Conduction Lesson (Module 4) Heat Balance - Radiation & Conduction Lesson (Module 4).pdf
Module 4 Learning Sequence (Module 4) Module 4 Learning Sequence (Module 4).pdf
Smith notetaking (Module 4) Smith notetaking (Module 4).pdf
Change of Phase, Humidity, & Precipitation (Module 5) Change of Phase, Humidity, & Precipitation (Module 5).pdf
Heat Balance - Convection and Density Lesson (Module 5) Heat Balance - Convection and Density Lesson (Module 5).pdf
Essential Features of Inquiry Chart (Module 1) Essential Features of Inquiry Chart (Module 1).pdf
Learning Sequence (Module 5) Learning Sequence (Module 5).pdf
Module 1 Learning Sequence (Module 1) Module 1 Learning Sequence (Module 1).pdf
Greenhouse-Effect-Diagram (Module 6) Greenhouse-Effect-Diagram (Module 6).pdf
Ocean Surface Area Part A (Module 1) Ocean Surface Area Part A (Module 1).pdf
Module 6 Learning Sequence (Module 6) Module 6 Learning Sequence (Module 6).pdf
Reason for Seasons (Module 1) Reason for Seasons (Module 1).pdf
McCaffrey-notetaking (Module 6) Climate Literacy-COSEE._0.pdf
Water Distribution on Earth (Module 1) Water Distribution on Earth (Module 1).pdf
Weather and Climate- What is the Difference between Them (Module 6) Weather and Climate- What is the Difference between Them (Module 6).pdf
Fairall lecture note taking (Module 2) Fairall lecture note taking (Module 2).pdf
Learning Sequence (Module 7) Learning Sequence (Module 7)_0.pdf
Program: GeoMag
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Aurora Borealis Brochure Aurora Borealis Brochure.pdf
Geomagnetism Student Guide.pdf Geomagnetism Student Guide.pdf
Geomagnetism Teacher Guide Geomagnetism Teacher Guide.pdf
Program: DISCOVER-AQ: Know Your Air Quality
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Module 1.1 1.1_AQ_Module.zip
Module 1.2 1.2_AQ_Module.zip
Module 1.3 1.3_AQ_Module.zip
Module 1.4 1.4_AQ_Module.zip
Program: Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE
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SDO Intro Resources 0_SDO_Intro_Resources.zip
1 Sun Features 1_Sun_Features.zip
2 EMS Magnetism 2_Electromagnetism.zip
3 Sun Earth 3_Sun_Earth.zip
4 Solar Exhibit 4_Solar_Exhibit.zip
5 Appendices 5_Appendices.zip
Program: Engaged Scientist Series
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Community Engagement ESE_Resources.zip
Community Dialogue ESE 2 Community Dialogue
ESE Science is Culture ESE 3: Science is Culture

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