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Dreaming in Green - Young Voices for the Planet
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Young Voices for the Planet

In this video from Young Voices for the Planet, four middle-school girls (The Green Team) talk about their efforts to work with their peers to reduce the carbon footprint of their school and how they made the school more energy efficient.

Video length: 6:25 min.

Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»

ngssSee how this Video supports the Next Generation Science Standards»
Middle School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas
High School: 3 Disciplinary Core Ideas

Climate Literacy
About Teaching Climate Literacy

About Teaching the Guiding Principle
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About Teaching the Guiding Principle
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About Teaching the Guiding Principle
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Energy Literacy

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5.4 Economic factors.
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6.2 Conserving energy.
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6.5 Social and technological innovation.
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6.8 Calculating and monitoring energy use.

Notes From Our Reviewers The CLEAN collection is hand-picked and rigorously reviewed for scientific accuracy and classroom effectiveness. Read what our review team had to say about this resource below or learn more about how CLEAN reviews teaching materials
Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Video can be used as a hook before teaching about energy efficiency, carbon footprints, or before an energy audit assignment is given to the students.
  • This is an example of an action project that involves mathematics, science, and technology.

About the Science

  • Students present their actions to reduce the energy use of their school and show that in addition to saving money, their efforts also reduced the school's carbon footprint and gave the students a sense that they can personally make a difference in conserving energy and reducing waste.
  • Comments from expert scientist:
    Scientific strengths:
    - Motivates students to take action in their own schools to combat climate change with realistic options: turning off the lights/AC, creating an energy audit, putting weather tape in doors
    - shows the financial benefits

About the Pedagogy

  • Seeing peers do energy audits and engage in energy savings for their schools will engage other students; it directly shows how "kids have power."

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Video is well staged and produced for web use. It has closed-captioned text that can be turned on and off.

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Young Voices for the Planet: http://youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/

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