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Climate Outreach, Climate Visuals


3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Justice, Social-Emotional Learning

Resource Type

  • Artwork

Regional Focus


Climate Causes

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  • This is a library of images showing examples of the causes of climate change. 
  • Each image has an extensive description and ideas for how best to use the image. 
Teaching Tips


  • The visuals are high quality and the resource is easy to navigate.
  • The images expose students to parts of the world they might not be familiar with.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Click on an image to read about it and see background information like who took the image and where it is from.


  • Teachers could let students explore the image library and ask them to identify images that resonate most with them.
  • Students could look for themes in the images and categorize them into groups.
  • Students could use these images as inspiration to capture their own pictures about climate change in their community.
  • Also check out the image libraries for climate impacts and climate solutions.

Scientist Notes
There is no misconception in the visuals. Recommended for teaching environmental and climate justice.
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
  • Visual and Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts: Standard C1 - Perceive and analyze artistic work.
      • D.C1.3.b Determine messages communicated by an image.
      • D.C1.9-12prof.b Analyze how experiencing visual imagery affects the viewer’s understanding of the world.
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