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Author

Peter Kalmus

Grades

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

Subjects

Social Studies, Justice

Resource Types

  • Article
  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus

Global

No Fly Climate Sci

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Synopsis
  • No Fly Climate Sci is an online platform to raise the public sense of urgency regarding climate and aviation.
  • Students can read about Earth scientists, academics, institutions, and members of the public who are choosing not to fly or are flying less due to climate change.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The interactive map is easy to navigate and visually displays the people and organizations around the world who have joined the cause.
  • The resource includes stories of youth who have committed to fly less or not at all, which could be especially relatable and inspiring for students.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have basic knowledge about the impacts of aviation on climate change. Teachers can use the Stay Grounded information page to establish this background.
  • When navigating the map, students can click on any No Fly icon to read the bio of that individual.

Differentiation

  • The resources tab includes a list of research articles that students can explore to learn more about the topic.
  • Students can research different solutions for the impacts of air travel and assess their potential effectiveness.
  • If students are interested, they can join the cause and submit their stories to be shared on the site.
  • With younger students, teachers can explore the site with them as a class and read aloud some particularly inspiring stories.
Scientist Notes
There is no contradiction in the map. Views and projections are appropriate. Resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
      • 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.
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