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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th


Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts

Resource Type

  • Presentation Slides

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Google Slides, Microsoft Powerpoint

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  • This printable and downloadable slide presentation provides images and definitions for climate-related vocabulary terms.
  • The slides can be used for digital classrooms, classroom decorations, or for online assignments. 
Teaching Tips


  • The images are engaging and there are a number of words to choose from for various levels of student comprehension.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The teacher will need access to Google Slides.


  • The slides can be downloaded in MS Powerpoint and edited, so the cards could be assigned for students to complete with their own definitions.
  • Teachers of younger students could use the definition space to add phonetic symbols to help students learn how to pronounce the terms.
  • Teachers could add their own class-specific terms to the list and then assign them as vocabulary cards for a language arts, social studies, or science class.
  • Other StC classroom resources include this Bulletin Board resource and this Earth Day resource.
Scientist Notes
This resource contains basic vocabulary cards to ease climate education. The definitions are spot on and there are no misconceptions. It is simple to use and ideal for teaching.
  • English Language Arts
    • Language (K-12)
      • L.5.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style in writing and speaking, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
      • L.6-8.4 Use context clues, analyze meaningful word parts, and consult general and specialized reference materials as appropriate to determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases from grade level context.
    • Reading (K-12)
      • R.3.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
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