This fifth grade content resource, Global Climate Change, is provided by Exploring the Environment. This resource gives a complete explanation of global climate change including how the greenhouse effect impacts global warming. Vocabulary words critical to understanding the text are linked to a glossary for easy access to definitions for students. The text is illustrated with a graphic, Solar Radiation and Infrared Radiation Emission and a line graph on Global Temperature Changes (1861-1996). Other links at this site include Human Influences, Impacts and Related Links. The Related Link opens further links to Teacher Pages and Modules and Activities fourth grade teachers would find helpful when teaching weather in the Science Standards. This is an excellent resource for both fourth and fifth grade teachers.
Social Studies Standards (2001)
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 5)
Explain how climate is influenced by:
- Earth-sun relationships;