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Anya: Citizen Science in Siberia - Young Voices on Climate Change
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Lynne Cherry, Young Voices on Climate Change

Citizen scientist Anya, an indigenous Siberian girl, witnesses the changes in her community as a result of climate change after working with Woods Hole scientist Max Holmes' research team aboard her father's ship. She gets involved in collecting water samples to learn, and teach her schoolmates about, global warming.

Video length: 4 minutes.

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Climate Literacy
About Teaching Climate Literacy

Actions taken by individuals, communities, states, and countries all influence climate. Practices and policies followed in homes, schools, businesses, and governments can affect climate. Climate-related decisions made by one generation can provide opportunities as well as limit the range of possibilities open to the next generation. Steps toward reducing the impact of climate change may influence the present generation by providing other benefits such as improved public health infrastructure and sustainable built environments.
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ans can take actions to reduce climate change and its impacts.
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Environmental observations are the foundation for understanding the climate system. From the bottom of the ocean to the surface of the Sun, instruments on weather stations, buoys, satellites, and other platforms collect climate data. To learn about past climates, scientists use natural records, such as tree rings, ice cores, and sedimentary layers. Historical observations, such as native knowledge and personal journals, also document past climate change.
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understanding of the climate system is improved through observations, theoretical studies, and modeling
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Energy Literacy

Fossil and bio fuels are organic matter that contain energy captured from sunlight.
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4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
Greenhouse gases affect energy flow through the Earth system.
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2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow.
Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.
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Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow .

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Sometimes, scientists can control conditions in order to obtain evidence. When that is not possible, practical, or ethical, they try to observe as wide a range of natural occurrences as possible to discern patterns.
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Teaching Tips

  • Use as a prompt to get students interested in citizen science projects.
  • Educators could potentially use this video to have students create their own project-based community service.

About the Science

  • Video shows how scientists work together with an indigenous Siberian girl to collect data and how and why she got involved in climate science. Scientist Max Holmes briefly discusses how research and monitoring one of the 6th largest rivers in the area and collecting water samples at different seasons can give scientists better insight into how the climate is changing.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • Seeing peers engaged with a real science project and hearing about their motivation to engage in citizen science projects may motivate students to think about science and its role in their future.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Technical quality is good and images are beautiful.

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