From: Andy Soos, ENN
Published January 29, 2010 01:45 PM

Save our Planet!

Climate change is hard to imagine since it is dealing with small changes over a long period of time. A new NASA Web site can help younger children understand how and why their planet is changing and what they can do to help keep it habitable. This website is called "Climate Kids". It is geared toward students in grades 4 through 6 and has a multimedia rich website with games and humorous illustrations and animations to help break down the important issue of climate change.

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There are many interactive tools on the website with beautiful illustrations and access to further informational sources. Information on changing climates, carbon dioxide levels, rising sea levels and how they impact wildlife and humanity are readily available in easy to understand language and images.

Some examples include:

1.  In "Climate Time Machine" use an interactive website to travel back and forth through time and see how climate changes have affected our world or may affect it in the future. One example is to see how rising sea levels will affect the shape of Florida.

2. In "Go Green" choose the greenest transportation options.

3. In "Migration Concentraion" learn about endanger animals and improve memory skills. 

4. Explore and learn about possible careers.

5. "Climate Tales" is a short animated video on climate changes and their global impact.

There are also short articles about El Nino, Christmas Tree use, and the joy of living in a tiny house.

For further information:  http://climate.nasa.gov/kids/

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