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Climate Outreach, Climate Visuals


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Health

Resource Type

  • Artwork

Regional Focus


Climate Visuals Gallery

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  • This is a library of climate photographs from around the world. Students can search for images by subject or explore collections.
  • Each photograph is accompanied by an image description and information, such as the date and location of the photograph and the photographer's name.
Teaching Tips


  • The library includes suggestions for the best way to use each image.
  • This library contains visuals for a wide variety of climate-change topics.

Additional Prerequisites


  • Students could use this resource to find visuals for research papers or science projects.
  • Art classes could use this resource in a unit about photography. Students could discuss how photographs tell a story without using words.
  • Other resources on this topic include this activity on significant environmental changes around the world, this Google Earth timelapse video on how climate change has impacted the Earth's oceans, and this lesson on how climate change affects people.
Scientist Notes
The images show how climate change impacts the human population. Photos are properly credited and there is no misconception in the resource. Recommended for teaching environmental and climate justice.
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
      • 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.C1.6-8prof.a Identify and interpret works of art or design that reveal how people live around the world and what they value.
      • D.C1.9-12prof.a Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
      • D.C1.9-12prof.b Analyze how experiencing visual imagery affects the viewer’s understanding of the world.
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