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Take Aim At Climate Change

Polar Palooza.com

This music video features a rap song about some of the causes and effects of climate change with the goal of increasing awareness of climate change and how it will impact nature and humans. The website also includes links to short fact sheets with lyrics to the song that are annotated with the sources of the information in the lyrics.

Video length: 4 min.

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Teaching Tips

  • The video offers potential inspiration for students to do their own videos about climate science and solutions.
  • Excellent use of media to reach general public on some general issues of climate change. Students of middle school level or early high school may respond best.
  • The informational screens have not been vetted by CLEAN for scientific accuracy.
  • Resources provided in the lyrics have not been vetted by CLEAN, but the songs are relatively general in nature, so this shouldn't be an issue to use this material in class.
  • The instructor might note that some of the resources cited in the lyrics document should be inspected for credibility.
  • Might be construed as "cheesy" by high school students, but is appropriate and may be well-received by elementary and middle school students.

About the Science

  • Produced through the NSF and NASA funded Polar Palooza project.
  • Advocating awareness and action to address climate change.
  • Comments from expert scientist: The information is pretty basic, therefore the strengths are basic as well. The link out to the Sea Level Rise Explorer has significant strength.

About the Pedagogy

  • The video uses a very unique form to inspire kids to learn more about climate change.
  • Various downloadable PDF files with the words of each climate rap song and links to additional resources explaining the lyrics are provided.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • There are a variety of platforms to download to.
  • The video is organized very uniquely.
  • The screen size is not adjustable.

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