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Henrik Kniberg


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


Science, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

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  • Videos, 16 minutes, 52 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus



YouTube Video

Friendly Guide to Climate Change - And What You Can Do to Help

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  • This video walks students through the basics of global warming, climate change, effects on the water cycle, fossil fuels, sources of greenhouse gases, positive feedback loops, and the solutions to climate change.
  • It is an artistic presentation that addresses many aspects of this complex issue.
Teaching Tips


  • This video covers a lot of information in a fairly succinct manner and connects all the topics together.

Additional Prerequisites

  • In the description, there are links to the Dutch, French, and Arabic voice translations of the video.
  • The description also contains links to the transcript, drawing, and references for the video.


  • Teachers can pause the video after each diagram to ensure understanding and discuss any points of confusion.
  • Students can explore some of the linked references in the description to learn more about topics of interest.
  • Teachers can use the drawing that is linked in the description as an example mind map and challenge students to create their own mind map to organize their knowledge of climate change.
Scientist Notes

Students will learn the causes of climate change greatly induced by human activities. This guide is suitable to inspire students to take urgent climate action. The resource is recommended for teaching.

  • Science
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • HS.ESS2.2 Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 6.ESS3.3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • 6.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change over the past century.
      • 8.ESS3.4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
      • HS.ESS3.5 Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth’s systems.
  • Social Sciences
    • 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.
      • HS.75 Evaluate options for individual and collective actions to address local, regional, and global problems by engaging in self-reflection, strategy identification, and complex causal reasoning.
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