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Our Changing Climate


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Civics

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3 Climate Change Solutions That Could Actually Happen

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  • A video that outlines three impactful strategies to mitigate climate change, referencing Project Drawdown data. 
  • Students learn about 3 climate solutions and the positive effects they can have on the environment: managing refrigerant gases, on-shore wind, and plant-based diets. 
Teaching Tips


  • Eye-catching infographics accompany the video.
  • Highlights the importance of climate action and thinking logistically.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have an understanding of climate change.
  • Students should be familiar with onshore wind and hydrofluorocarbons/refrigerant gases.
  • There are commercials in the video.


  • Teachers can use from 1:16-3:47 of this video to explain refrigerant management to 6th-8th graders.
  • Teachers can use from 3:48-6:03 to explain Onshore Energy as a valuable renewable energy source. 
  • Teachers can play part 6:00-7:25 and then have a class discussion with students on ways to incorporate plant-based diets into their lifestyle.
  • Click here and here for more resources on climate action.
  • Click here for an StC lesson plan on solutions to climate change.
  • Resources about plant-based diets include this video, this data, this methane data, and this lesson.
Scientist Notes
This 11-minute video presents three strategies recommended by Project Drawdown that can substantially reduce future greenhouse gas emissions and reduce climate change impacts: Refrigerant Management, Wind Energy, and Plant-Based Diets. Citations are provided in small text on the bottom right corner of the screen, which need to be looked up from a list of resources linked in the video description. Although this takes additional effort to follow citations, this resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 6.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change over the past century.
      • HS.ESS3.4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
  • Social Sciences
    • Historical Thinking (K-12)
      • 6.23 Explain and analyze the historical context of key people, cultures, products, events, and ideas over time including the examination of different perspectives from Indigenous people, ethnic and religious groups, and other traditionally marginalized groups throughout the Western Hemisphere.
    • Social Science Analysis (K-12)
      • 6.27 Assess individual and collective capacities to take action to address local and regional issues, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
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