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


Science, Social Studies, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences

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  • Videos, 16 minutes, 31 seconds, CC
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

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YouTube Video

Climate Solutions 101: Stopping Climate Change

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  • This resource provides an in-depth video introduction to climate change that discusses the need to reduce emissions, support and augment natural carbon sinks, and improve equality around the world.
  • Links to more information, a video discussion about feeding the world in a sustainable way, and downloadable graphics are also available on the website.
Teaching Tips


  • The video provides many break points to jump to specific topics.
  • It is easy for non-science learners to understand.

Additional Prerequisites

  • There are a number of videos and other online materials to use for extensions or to provide background knowledge for students.


  • The sections "What are Greenhouse Gases" and "What Do They Do" are very basic and could be used for younger students or non-science classes.
  • The downloadable graphics could be printed off or shared with students to provide follow-along materials, student slides, or content for a related assignment.
  • This resource can be a starting point for teachers to develop additional content. Additional content can be more more nuanced or tailored to your specific classes.
  • Other similar resources include this Wonder of Science video, this video about the history of climate science, and this video about natural solutions to climate change.  
Scientist Notes
Project Drawdown applies stringent research standards to their products, and all of the information presented in this resource is independently verifiable. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • 11-12.SL.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, perspective, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
  • Science
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • HS.ESS2.4 Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.
      • HS.ESS2.6 Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS.ESS3.4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
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