Wisconsin Educational Communications Board, Teachers' Domain
Video length: 2:44 minutes.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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Middle School: 1 Disciplinary Core Idea
High School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas
About Teaching Climate Literacy
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- The video focuses on Wisconsin. The teacher should consider incorporating local examples into their lesson that uses the video.
- Citizen science projects like Project Budburst or Pikanet or CoCORAHS are very good examples of how students can get involved in doing research and contribute actual data to databases like those referred to in the video.
About the Science
- Video combines footage of actual measurements, instruments, interviews, data, results and some landscape shots.
- Comments from expert scientist: Uses real data to convey the message–I think that the graph that shows the variation in ice cover with the trend is helpful and can be a quite powerful visual aid.
About the Pedagogy
- Examples that are used to illustrate the difference between climate and weather are very intuitive.
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Video supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 1
MS-ESS2.D1:Weather and climate are influenced by interactions involving sunlight, the ocean, the atmosphere, ice, landforms, and living things. These interactions vary with latitude, altitude, and local and regional geography, all of which can affect oceanic and atmospheric flow patterns.
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 2
HS-ESS2.D1:The foundation for Earth’s global climate systems is the electromagnetic radiation from the sun, as well as its reflection, absorption, storage, and redistribution among the atmosphere, ocean, and land systems, and this energy’s re-radiation into space.
HS-ESS2.E1:The many dynamic and delicate feedbacks between the biosphere and other Earth systems cause a continual co-evolution of Earth’s surface and the life that exists on it.