Making Connections: What You Can Do To Help Stop Global Climate Change

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In this cooperative learning activity, learners visit ten stations and are challenged to think critically about various conservation questions and issues. Learners work together to examine materials and answer a question at each station. Major topics include conservation, greenhouse gases, energy, recycling, and global climate change.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$10 - $20 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 14 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Lab station sheets
  • Manila folders or poster board
  • Glue
  • Potted plant or tree
  • On/Off shower head connector
  • Compact fluorescent light bulb
  • Bucket filled with recyclables
  • Reusable lunch and shopping bags
  • Plastic and paper bag from the grocery store
  • Spark plug
  • Magazine photo of cow, beef
  • Two bowls of fruit
  • Light switch


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Weather and Climate
    • Earth Structure
      • Atmosphere
  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Environmental Engineering
    • Technology
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
    • Ecology
      • Human Impact
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
      • Risks and Benefits
    • The Scientific Process
      • Formulating Explanations
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and the Environment

Informal Categories

  • Food and Cooking
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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  • Free access


  • Pence, William