World Climate Simulation for Secondary Schools

The importance of climate change and sustainability will only grow during our students’ lifetimes, as will the need for climate-literate citizens and professionals of all types. We have developed an interactive and engaging simulation that has been shown to deliver significant gains in students’ knowledge, motivation, and desire to learn more in this area: the World Climate simulation. World Climate is an active learning experience in which students take on the roles of negotiators and are challenged to create a sustainable global future. Their negotiations are framed by current scientific understanding in real-time through our interactive computer model, C-ROADS, which is also used for real-world climate policy analysis within the highest levels of the US government, the UN, the private sector, and NGOs, as well as by citizens and students around the world. 

The materials and tools for World Climate are available here for free - and while we have versions for grades 6 through adult professionals, the materials here are all geared toward secondary schools (grades 6-12). This interactive tool enriches and energizes the classroom, making learning engaging, memorable and meaningful. The curriculum resources listed here provide all that you need to engage students in World Climate, including an instructor's manual.

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