Lee Hotz, TED-Ed
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High School: 5 Disciplinary Core Ideas
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- This is meant to be used in a "flipped" lesson. Teachers should explore the Ted-Ed site to learn more about using "flipped lessons".
- See also other resources on the CLEAN site that can be used to investigate ice cores more closely after watching this video.
About the Science
- Science columnist Lee Hotz describes the project at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, where a team of scientists drills into ten-thousand-year-old ice cores to extract and analyze vital data on our changing climate.
- Comments from expert scientist: The video is concise and easy to understand for people not within science fields. The speaker, Lee Hotz, captures interest without using much jargon. This seems like a nice, brief introduction into Antarctic ice drilling.
About the Pedagogy
- This is a TED-Ed video lecture, which viewers can watch and then take a quick quiz before digging deeper into some other online resources that align with the video.
- Quick quiz and think questions are for accountability rather than conceptual understanding.
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Video supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 5
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.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.