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Author

NASA

Grades

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

Subjects

Science, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Type

  • Videos, 1 minute, 43 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

Global

Format

YouTube Video

NASA's Earth Minute: My Name Is Aerosol

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Synopsis
  • This is a brief explanatory video which discusses where aerosols come from and the different effects they have on our environment. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The animations are engaging and the video is easy to understand. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • The closed captioning could be turned on to help some students follow along.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
This resource offers a quick primer on how aerosols can come from many different sources and how different aerosols have different effects on the atmosphere and our climate. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • 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.ESS3.5 Ask clarifying questions based on evidence about the factors that have caused climate change over the past century.
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