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The Carbon Almanac

Listen and learn about how bugs will be affected by climate change

Grades: 5th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: Science

Student Instructions

First, click here https://generation-carbon.captivate.fm/episode/will-bugs-get-bigger-or-smaller-with-a-warmer-climate-or-go-extinct to listen to the Generation Carbon episode about bugs. Next, click to add button add to start a new submission. After listening to the episode, use the mic tool mic to record one of the following (remember, you just heard an example of each in the episode!): - A “science spark” - a question that came up while listening to this episode - Story reporting - a fact about the climate or bugs that other people should know. Let us know who you're going to teach about this fact. - A Prediction - a few sentences about what life might be like in 2050.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This activity is designed to show kids how important insects are to the ecosystem, and how climate change could impact them and the surrounding ecosystem. The task allows them to develop listening comprehension skills. This activity is designed to get students thinking about the difference between weather and climate. Materials are from The Carbon Alamanac's free Kids' Edition. For more free climate change teaching resources, see the resources below: - To learn more about The Carbon Almanac visit: https://thecarbonalmanac.org/ - To learn more about the free kids' ebook visit: https://thecarbonalmanac.org/kids- To learn more about the free educator's guide (featuring full lesson plans) visit: https://thecarbonalmanac.org/177/