Planet Nutshell, Utah Education Network
Video length: 2:28 minutes.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
See how this Video supports the Next Generation Science Standards»
Middle School: 3 Disciplinary Core Ideas
High School: 4 Disciplinary Core Ideas
About Teaching Climate Literacy
7.3 Environmental quality.
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
5.1 Energy decisions are made at many levels.
6.2 Conserving energy.
6.6 Behavior and design.
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- Best used in conjunction with the other short videos at http://planetnutshell.com/skill/climate-science/.
- Use as a prompt to tie into research/design project, probably towards end of a unit on climate change.
About the Science
- Discusses how the leaders of US and China have a special responsibility to address CO2 emissions because those countries are the largest source of these emissions.
- Comment from expert scientist: Puts the focus on carbon emissions reductions. Identifies USA and China as top carbon emitters.
About the Pedagogy
- This is Episode 10 of an 11-part series on climate and climate change.
- A very engaging cartoon format.
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Video supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 3
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.
MS-ESS3.A1:Humans depend on Earth’s land, ocean, atmosphere, and biosphere for many different resources. Minerals, fresh water, and biosphere resources are limited, and many are not renewable or replaceable over human lifetimes. These resources are distributed unevenly around the planet as a result of past geologic processes.
MS-ESS3.D1:Human activities, such as the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, are major factors in the current rise in Earth’s mean surface temperature (global warming). Reducing the level of climate change and reducing human vulnerability to whatever climate changes do occur depend on the understanding of climate science, engineering capabilities, and other kinds of knowledge, such as understanding of human behavior and on applying that knowledge wisely in decisions and activities.
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 4
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.D3:Changes in the atmosphere due to human activity have increased carbon dioxide concentrations and thus affect climate.
HS-ESS3.A1:Resource availability has guided the development of human society.
HS-ESS3.A2:All forms of energy production and other resource extraction have associated economic, social, environmental, and geopolitical costs and risks as well as benefits. New technologies and social regulations can change the balance of these factors.