I teach Regents Earth Science to 8th graders in middle school. We held a Climate Mixer to recognize the Global Climate Strike on September 20, 2019.
What I loved about the mixer activity is that students were practicing relationship skills, educating one another about the far-reaching effects of climate change, and considering multiple perspectives on critical issues.
One change that I made to the lesson is that we took a walk outside and had our mixer outside in front of the school. I have found that holding lessons outdoors improves student’s social awareness and motivation.