Each Teaching Tool is typically a computer-based tool such as an interactive visualization, model/ simulator, video micro-lecture, or classroom/ laboratory/ field activity that can be used to teach a topic in the curriculum of a particular discipline with the help of a climate-related example.
A Tool can be used by educators in the classroom/laboratory or by students for independent learning.
The Teaching Tools are categorized on the basis of Discipline, Type of Tools, Climate Topic, Grade Level, Region and Language.
These Teaching Tools
- have different levels of complexity,
- require access to a computer (in most cases),
- may be accessible as online or offline modules
- utilize global or local data (where relevant), and
- may be available in various languages
Each Lesson Plan consists of a set of teaching tools and a write-up, packaged in the form of a step-by-step guide.
The content in a Lesson Plan describes how a topic in a particular discipline (such as Blackbody Radiation in Physics, Carbon Compounds in Chemistry, or Species and Speciation in Biology) can be taught by using examples, case studies, and exercises related to climate change.
Educators can use these Lesson Plans as supplementary aids or can integrate the them with their existing teaching modules.
A typical Lesson Plan may consist of -
- An introductory video micro-lecture, A laboratory/classroom activity,
- Reading material, Additional resources for further exploration of the topic
The Lesson Plan can also be used by students for independent learning. Lesson Plans are categorized on the basis of Discipline and Climate Topic.