National Research Council, The National Academies
Video length 4:37 min.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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High School: 7 Disciplinary Core Ideas
About Teaching Climate Literacy
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- A good video to show at the beginning of a unit on climate change.
- May need to break video into sections because the information presented is very dense.
- Students will need scaffolding.
- High level - recommended for advanced classes.
About the Science
- Comments from expert scientist: The video provides clear evidence of rising surface temperatures over the past century. It refers to the multitude of observational records - including in-situ and satellite measurements of temperature, snow and ice cover - to make the case that the Earth is warming.
About the Pedagogy
- No supporting teaching resources with this video. Can download transcript as pamphlet at http://nas-sites.org/americasclimatechoices/more-resources-on-climate-change/climate-change-lines-of-evidence-booklet/.
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- Can change captions to other languages.
- High quality video and resolution.
- Whole series is here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?annotation_id=annotation_392971&feature=iv&list=PL38EB9C0BC54A9EE2&src_vid=-IuVzcp39rs
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Video supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 7
HS-ESS2.A1:Earth’s systems, being dynamic and interacting, cause feedback effects that can increase or decrease the original changes.
HS-ESS2.A3:The geological record shows that changes to global and regional climate can be caused by interactions among changes in the sun’s energy output or Earth’s orbit, tectonic events, ocean circulation, volcanic activity, glaciers, vegetation, and human activities. These changes can occur on a variety of time scales from sudden (e.g., volcanic ash clouds) to intermediate (ice ages) to very long-term tectonic cycles.
HS-ESS2.C1:The abundance of liquid water on Earth’s surface and its unique combination of physical and chemical properties are central to the planet’s dynamics. These properties include water’s exceptional capacity to absorb, store, and release large amounts of energy, transmit sunlight, expand upon freezing, dissolve and transport materials, and lower the viscosities and melting points of rocks.
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.D2:Gradual atmospheric changes were due to plants and other organisms that captured carbon dioxide and released oxygen.
HS-ESS2.D3:Changes in the atmosphere due to human activity have increased carbon dioxide concentrations and thus affect climate.
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.