Extreme Weather and Climate Change
Video length is 4:01 min.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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Middle School: 3 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 4 Cross Cutting Concepts
High School: 4 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 3 Cross Cutting Concepts
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- The video could be used to begin a larger discussion about the relationship between weather and climate, potentially using the main points to create further questions.
- Could be a good introduction to any unit of instruction dealing with the effects of climate change on Earth systems.
- Be aware that some concepts may need elaboration for younger students, for example: circling storms are a result of rotating Earth; storms decrease in intensity when they hit land, weakening due to lack of water and heat.
About the Science
- Uses very simple and straightforward visualizations to explain the relationship between weather and climate and how current and projected trends may affect human life.
- Comments from expert scientist: The page is well-organized with a very effective overview, 'about the dataset,' and 'the science and impact' summaries. The scientific content is of extreme interest and timeliness. The video is attractive; the intended audience should enjoy it.
About the Pedagogy
- The video brings up important and often overlooked misconceptions about climate and weather. The resource needs to be supplemented with specific materials for a guided conversation.
- Transcript and summary of main points is provided.
- Explanatory diagrams, while simplistic to some degree, are effective in describing how changes in climate affect the genesis and severity of severe storms.