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ACS Climate Science Toolkit

When conversation turns to global climate change, are you comfortable with the basic science? As part of the ACS Climate Science Initiative, the ACS Climate Science Toolkit gathers the fundamentals of the science in one website, with resources to help you better communicate with others about this vital topic. Learn more, explore »

NOAA Education Resources

Climate is the long-term prevailing pattern of temperature, precipitation and other weather variables at a given location, described by statistics, such as means and extremes. The climate includes conditions in the atmosphere and ocean, and is often described in terms of the intensity, frequency, and duration of severe and non-severe weather events. Over Earth's history, indications of climate change have been recorded in fossils and ice core samples. Climate change can result in extended periods of heat and drought at one extreme and extensive glaciation at the other. Current patterns in climate data show that our planet's global surface temperature is rising. This change is linked to the dramatic increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that has occurred over the past two centuries. Understanding climatic processes and the resulting impacts of a changing climate are important as every living organism on Earth is affected. Learn more, explore »

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network Resources

CLEAN (Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network) has reviewed and put together a collection of educational resources covering a variety of topics, from Climate Systems to Energy Use. Learn more, explore »

Department of Energy's Energy Literacy Framework

Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education is an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning about energy. The framework identifies seven Essential Principles and a set of Fundamental Concepts to support each principle. The guide does not seek to identify all areas of energy understanding, but rather to focus on those that are essential for all citizens K-Gray. It presents energy concepts that, if understood and applied, will help individuals and communities make informed energy decisions. Learn more, explore »

Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program

The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) was created to promote energy education in Wisconsin schools. With support from Alliant Energy, Madison Gas & Electric, We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service, WPPI Energy, and Xcel Energy, KEEP leverages teacher education to improve and increase energy literacy in Wisconsin's K-12 schools as a means of contributing to statewide energy savings. Learn more, explore »