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Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics, Engineering

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  • Videos, 2 minutes, 1 second, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey


YouTube Video

How Does Sea Level Rise Increase Flooding in New Jersey?

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  • This video explains why flooding has increased in New Jersey and makes the case for investing in solutions now, to prevent higher costs later. 
Teaching Tips


  • It clearly explains how sea level rise leads to floods, with convincing footage of New Jersey floods.
  • It makes an economic case for investing in solutions now.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with Hurricane Sandy and its affects on NJ in 2012.
  • Students should know the terms groundwater and Nor'easter.


Scientist Notes
This video spotlights how sea level rise and rainstorms accelerate flooding, endangering New Jersey's population and putting livelihoods at risk. It articulates the importance of adopting an anticipatory approach to manage flood events through smart financial investment. This is recommended for teaching.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 7.ESS3.2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.
      • HS.ESS3.1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
      • 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.
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