In this media literacy activity, students will watch three short videos, one from the YEARS Project, one from the Environmental Investigation Agency, and one from True Manufacturing, on refrigeration gases and climate change.
The activity plan includes a variety of decoding questions that are designed to help students analyze the videos' goals and messages.
The activity plan provides decoding questions for social studies, English language arts, science, and media literacy classes.
A few example answers are provided in the activity plan.
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Teachers will have to download the MP4 videos.
After completing the activity, science classes could work as fact-checkers and research HFC and F gases to compare their findings to the information in the three videos.
In English language arts classes, students could use the information in the three videos to write an article about the climate risks of using refrigeration gases.
Students can explore this resource to understand how to investigate and campaign
against environmental crime and abuse, refrigerant coolant technologies, compare the various Greenhouse gases like CH4, CFCs, N2O, CO2, etc and understand their GWPs. The resource is recommended for teaching.
English Language Arts
9-10.L.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts and to make effective choices for meaning, style, and audience.
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
9-10.SL.2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
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
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.ESS3.2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
Economics: Global Economy (9-12)
HS.26 Explain why advancements in technology and investments in capital goods and human capital increase economic growth and standards of living.
HS.48 Determine the influence of long-term climate change and variability on human migration, settlement patterns, resource use, and land uses at local-to-global scales.