Free Curriculum and Resources

Free Curriculum and Resources

 


Climate Change and the Water Cycle

 

10-hour Curriculum

Target audience: 6th-12th Grade Students

 

Increased temperatures and altered precipitation will make water, a limited resource in the arid southwestern United States, even scarcer in many locations. With the aim of fostering climate literacy in our future citizens, the Asombro Institute for Science Education partnered with the USDA Southwest Regional Climate Hub to create an engaging, fun, and scientifically rigorous education unit for 6-12th grade students. It is aligned with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

 

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Check out the instructional video for “Ready, Set, Grow” – a lesson about the effects of climate change on primary producers.

 

 


The Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Systems

 

5-hour Curriculum

Target Audience: 6th-12th Grade Students

 

As the climate changes, increased temperatures and extreme events are predicted in the southwestern United States, which could impact crop productivity and food security. We partnered with the Asombro Institute for Science Education to design an engaging, fun, and scientifically rigorous education unit aligned with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. This unit is freely available and intended for use by anyone, especially educators of 6-12 grade students. The unit consists of five activities and was designed to be conducted over five days (or five hours). Each activity can also stand alone however, and the unit need not be completed in its entirety.

 

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Pre- and Post-Field Trip Activities

 

Access our teacher’s handbook and student workbook for field trips by clicking the links below. The teacher handbook includes background information, pre-field trip activities, and post-field trip activities.

 

3RD – 5TH GRADE

Teacher’s Handbook (PDF)

Student Workbook (PDF)

 

6th – 8th Grade

Teacher’s Handbook (PDF)

Student Workbook (PDF)

 

 


Passport to Outdoor Fun

 

This fun program from the Take It Outdoors, NM coalition (Asombro is a partner) that encourages people of all ages to get outside and explore New Mexico.

 

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