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Lessons about Earth's Past Climates


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Three types of climate proxies -- tree rings, fossils, and ice cores -- are the subjects of lessons that will help K-5 students understand that Earth's climate has been different in the past and that scientists can reveal its history. This article is from the science lessons column of the free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle. The magazine is structured around the seven essential principles of climate literacy and identifies age-appropriate resources for young learners.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 6

    Topics: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere, Inquiry & Problem Based Learning, Earth & Space Science, Current Science, Earth's Resources, Professional Development

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    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers