Climate Lab Materials and resources

Here you will find assorted climate lab teacher resources including the most recent curriculum drafts, field protocols and data sheets. 


2017-2018 School Year Materials


Not sure which data collection methods are right for you and your students? Check out our Climate Lab Project Selector to explore your options and let us know! If you need help or support please contact Evan Dalton at Manomet


2017 Leaf Measurement Protocol

2017 Leaf Measurement Data Sheet

Guide to common plant species

Climate lab Project Selector (opens in new tab)


2017/2018 CONSENT FORMS - Complete before administering pre-tests

2017/2018 Parent Consent Form

2017/2018 Teacher Consent Form


STUDENT PRE- AND POST-TESTS - Have students complete pre-test BEFORE you teach any Climate Lab materials

Fall 2017 Pre-Test PDF

Fall 2017 Post-Test (Link to Online Survey):



A Brief History of Climate Science

Climate Change Vocabulary

Climate Lab Curriculum Unit Overview

Clicking these links will give you the teacher and student materials along with a supporting powerpoint kit 

Lesson 1 - Climate

Lesson 2 - Signal vs. Noise: What's Really Going on? 

Lesson 3 - Climate Change - links to supporting video downloads below

          Sea Level Rise

          Storm Surge

          Dutch Sea Level Solutions - Link to download via Dropbox

Lesson 4 - Climate Change Ecology

Lesson 5 - Conclusion



We developed these materials based off of teacher feedback and the results of student pre/post-tests. We hope you can use them to determine which Climate Lab lessons you decide to prioritize.

Notes - Weather vs. Climate

Notes - The Impact of Seasons

Notes- Has the New England Climate Changed?

2015 Note to Teachers

Teacher Stipend Form

Presenting the Climate Lab Research Agenda to Students


Optional Curriculum Resources (as found on CL Project Selector)

Monitoring Invasive Species Protocol

Monitoring Invasive Species Lesson 1

Monitoring Invasive Species Lesson 2

Monitoring Invasive Species Lesson 3

Cardinal Data Analysis Activity

Creating a Phenology Calender

2017/18 Phenology Calendar - Feel free to add a column for your location and add to the fun!

Amphibian Phenology

Bird Phenology

Mammal Phenology

​Insect Phenology

Plant Phenology



Biosphere and Climate New England:

Source for information on New England’s response to climate change including:

  • Species briefs and other educational materials
  • Updates on relevant research
  • Links to further public knowledge and engagement 


National Phenology Network:

National network of phenological data collectors. Serves to:

  • Bring together projects collecting similar data
  • Provide a place for submission of standardized data
  • Provide scientists, educators and citizen scientists with tools and advice for collecting and analyzing phenological data