Welcome to a journey of climate change education through the world of plants! The goal of the Plants, People and Climate Change resource is to provide teachers with easy-to-use resources, such as animated videos, activities and student worksheets that explore climate change science and climate storytelling through the tangible lens plants, soil, our gardens and natural habitats. On this page you will find all of the individual resources needed to execute the resource in your classroom.
Your first step exploring this resources is to view the Teacher’s Guide below, that will provide an overview of the Plants, People and Planet resource and how it can be used in your classroom. Our hope is that it will provide confidence, inspiration and information needed to inspire the delivery of climate change education and educate a climate literate generation!
In this lesson, we’ll explore 5 important plant needs using the acronym LAWNS , which stands for (L)ight, (A) temperature and movement, (W)ater, (N)utrients, and (S)pace to grow, such as in the soil. Just like humans and animals, plants have needs that must be met for them to stay healthy and grow.
My Climate Story:
Lesson 2 My Climate Story explores what students need in their environment to be healthy. Just like plants, humans need a special habitat to thrive, and this tool helps kids map out the important things about our home environments.
Lesson & Activity Outline
Movie Moment - Video Overview
My Climate Story
Plants thrive in nearly every habitat in the world! Students explore how different plants are able to meet their needs (LAWNS) in very diverse environments. Plants have distinct features, called adaptations, that allow them to survive – such as long roots on desert plants that help them to find water far below the surface or big leaves on rainforest plants that help to gather sunlight in shady areas.
My Climate Story:
Lesson 3 My Climate Story guides students to reflect on the roles and relationships in our lives and how we have power to influence change in those relationships.