Climate Change: Investigating Our Impact

by  Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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There’s no debate during this program! Heat up your classroom as we challenge your students to explore the connection between several simple scientific principles and the changes in temperature and weather that scientists refer to as “global climate change”.
During this interactive investigation we will experiment with the phenomenon of the “greenhouse effect”, directly observe the relationship between visible and infrared light, illustrate several techniques used to gather climate data from the past, and detail how it is used to predict future changes.

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Multipoint: $200.00
Multipoint Premium: $200.00
Point to Point: $160.00
Point to Point Premium: $160.00
By Request: $160.00
By Request Premium: $160.00

Discounts available for 5 or more programs booked at the same time,


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

No minimum

Maximum participants:

We recommend 30 or less for best participation.

Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least seven days before the scheduled appointment. Failure to cancel in advance will result in being charged the price of the program. There is no charge if your program is cancelled due to catastrophic technological failure, tsunami, or other events out of the school's control.

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH
United States

Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
CMNH programs address appropriate Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science and Social Studies, and the National Health Education Standards.

Education Division

Program Details


1.) Introduction to topic and key vocabulary.
2.) Physical experiments shown to illustrate key concepts.
3.) Powerpoint images used to show graphs of documented climate change.
4.) Time is allowed for questions and answers.


Students will:
•Explore the basic principles of refraction, reflection, thermal convection, and the “greenhouse effect” through hands-on activities.
•Describe ways that scientists collect climate data from the past.
•Discover some of the ways that global climate change may affect life on this planet.
•Identify ways that they can help mitigate the effects of global climate change and reduce their family’s carbon footprint.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Please see Ohio Content Standards below.

State Standards

Grade 7 Science: Earth and Space Science-Cycles and Patterns of Earth and the Moon
•Thermal energy transfers in the ocean and the atmosphere contribute to the formation of currents, which influence global climate patterns.
•The atmosphere has different properties at different elevations and contains a mixture of gases that cycle through the lithosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere.
HS Science: Environmental Science-Earth Systems: Interconnected Spheres of Earth
•Atmosphere (Atmospheric properties and currents)
•Hydrosphere (Oceanic currents and patterns [as they relate to climate])
•Movement of matter and energy through the hydrosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere and biosphere
(Climate and Weather)