Changing Planet: Melting Mountain Glaciers
NBC Learn video - Changing Planet, Windows to the Universe
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Video length: 6:44 min.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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- Video can be used as a hook to the accompanying learning activity http://www.windows2universe.org/teacher_resources/melting_glaciers.html or for any class on climate change.
- Important to bring the topic of effects of global warming to the local level and not only point out how global warming will affect cultures far away.
- One of the only videos about Mt. Kilimanjaro specifically.
About the Science
- Video addresses impact of melting glaciers, in particular atop Mt. Kilimanjaro, on fresh water supply and the economy of populations at its base.
- The video also addresses the shrinking of the glacier on Mt. Kilimanjaro via melting and sublimation attributed in part to decrease in precipitation in East Africa and Indian Ocean as surface temperatures rise.
- Comment from expert scientist: The included video is good and presents good introductory level information about glaciers and how they are changing.
About the Pedagogy
- Lesson Plan Changing Planet: Melting Glaciers accompanies video on UCAR site- http://www.windows2universe.org/teacher_resources/melting_glaciers.html
- Like other NBC Learn videos in the Changing Planet series, there is a nice mix of footage in the field and interviews with practicing, well-respected scientists.