Free Climate Change Inquiry-Based Curriculum

We are happy to announce this new free education resource. Environmental Literacy and Inquiry (ELI) Climate Change:

Read this document for background info and suggested lessons.

Climate Change is a technology-supported middle school science inquiry curriculum. This curriculum focuses on essential climate literacy principles with an emphasis on weather and climate, Earth system energy balance, greenhouse gases, paleoclimatology, and how human activities influence climate change. Students use geospatial information technology tools (Google Earth), Web-based tools (including an interactive carbon calculator and geologic timeline), and inquiry-based lab activities to investigate important climate change topics. Climate Change is aligned to the Essential Principles of Climate Literacy in addition to national scienceand environmental education standards.

ELI is sponsored in part by the Lehigh Environmental Initiative. This material is based upon work supported by the Toyota USA Foundation.

Assessments for each learning activity are available using the following login and password:
Login: eliteacher
Password: 87dja92

We are eager to have folks review the curriculum and offer opinions. If you have comments about the curriculum, please email us at