Wondering how to effectively integrate climate change into your existing lesson plans about the Earth? These 5 engaging activities are a great way to teach your young students everything they need to know about the Earth, climate change, and the importance of taking care of the planet.

Plus, check out these 23 must-have books to teach about weather!

Embark on an interactive climate adventure.
Encourage your students to join TurfMutt & the Outdoor Powers on a climate quest across America. On this interactive climate journey, they’ll learn all about different climate regions and uncover effective ways to help protect the planet.

Put pen to paper.
Letter writing campaigns are a great way to teach students about the implications of climate change and inspire them to become active participants in their community. This letter writing activity will help students lend their voice to the conversation and guide them through the process. You can even tie in lessons related to civics, government, and social studies.

Learn the ins-and-outs of weather and climate.
These 13 StudyJams! will help your students learn everything they need to know about weather and climate, including seasons, clouds and precipitation, severe storms, oceans, tides, and the atmosphere. Based on real-world examples and presented in a multimedia format, these interactive science activities are a fun addition to any Earth science lesson.

Encourage a love for science learning.
These ready-to-go teacher resources from Scholastic Teachables will not only encourage a love for science but will save you time outside the classroom, too. From lessons about weather clues and the relationship between the sun and the weather to make and learn projects that teach how climate works, each of these printables will help your students strengthen their love for learning about the planet they call home.

Go outside. (And look up.)
Of course, the best way to learn about the earth and its climate is by going outside and observing it. This fun and interactive weather watch activity will help your young learners build basic science inquiry skills—how to observe a subject and record data—by tracking clouds. 

These are just a few easy ways to begin teaching the next generation about the earth, climate change, and its implications for the future. For more tips and tools to teach your young learners about climate science, check out these teacher resources from Scholastic.