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Author

Earth Warriors

Grades

K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subjects

Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Regional Focus

Global

Format

YouTube Video

Introduction to Climate Change

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Synopsis
  • This animated video explains the cause and effects of climate change in simple terms. 
  • Students will learn about small things that they can do to help fight climate change. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This video makes it easy for young students to understand climate change.
  • Text appears at the bottom of the screen, giving the video a picture book quality.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Ads may play before the video.
  • Teachers with younger students may want to go over the terms oil, coal, carbon, fuel, and energy before showing the video.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
This video presents the concept of the greenhouse effect and the need to limit CO2 emissions from man-made activities. There are no misconceptions in the resource. Therefore, it is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • 5.ESS2.1 Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • K.ESS3.3 Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
      • 4.ESS3.1 Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment.
      • 5.ESS3.1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
  • Social Sciences
    • Social Science Analysis (K-12)
      • 4.24 Explain individual and cooperative approaches people have taken, or could take in the future, to address local, regional, and global problems as well as predict possible results of those actions.
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