High School Science
Browse our resources on climate change and science literacy lessons and activities.
In this collection of science-themed literacy lessons, students read primary and secondary texts on science topics to learn and practice literacy standards. These lessons are appropriate for science and literacy classes.
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Students will learn about nutrition, obesity and the role of fast food in our nation's diet. They will then use the engineering design process to design, build and test a healthy fast food meal for children, and create packaging and an advertisement to promote it.
Students will study global access to clean water and then apply the engineering design process as they conduct, research, design and build a water purification system.
This website provides an overview of Mid-Atlantic climate change for students and teachers. Teachers will find classroom resources and background information for teaching climate literacy.
In this interactive lesson, students learn about fossil fuels and renewable energy sources to help them decide which type of energy should be used to power a city’s electric grid in the coming decades.
In this interactive lesson, students examine the importance of carbon and learn about two Earth systems, the solubility pump and the biological pump.
In this interactive lesson, students focus on the three interconnected choices global society faces as Earth’s climate continues to change—suffer, adapt, and mitigate—to analyze and predict current and future impacts to Earth’s systems.
In this interactive lesson, students discover how ice cores are collected and analyzed, learn about orbital variation and its effects on climate, and explore other key concepts such as the carbon cycle.
In this interactive lesson, students learn about the human genome, nucleotides, DNA and genes.
In this interactive lesson, students explore the ocean’s role in redistributing the Sun’s energy on Earth with a focus on the significant North Atlantic region.
In this interactive lesson, students learn how astronomers use the transit method to detect exoplanets, by measuring how the brightness of a star changes over time.
In this interactive lesson, students learn about the giant impact hypothesis for the Moon’s formation, and how the Apollo Moon rocks have contributed to scientists’ understanding about the Moon.
In this interactive lesson, students learn how various kinds of data and information can be gathered to create a biodiversity timeline that serves as evidence of changes in a population of a species.