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Gas Problem

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA produced white-board animation video explains key concepts about the role and source of carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas.

Video Length is 1:42 minutes.

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Video is fast paced. Consider watching a second time for deeper understanding. Excellent support resource when used in context of a larger concept or climate change lesson plan.
  • No instructional support materials are included but if teacher clicks on the 'show more' under the You Tube video, an expanded list of other related resources appear.
  • Teachers are encouraged to subscribe to NASA's Earth Minute You Tube channel for other videos.

About the Science

  • This short video introduces the idea of global warming through increased CO2 emissions and how this may impact the Earth through climate change.
  • Scientific strengths: Outlines sources of CO2 emissions Clearly describes how an increase in CO2 will warm our planet even more.
  • Suggestions: This exercise should be tied with an explanation of where fossil fuels come from and perhaps quantify the CO2 rise in recent years.

About the Pedagogy

  • Short, simplified video - good for introducing the topic.
  • No instructional support materials are included. This is a stand alone learning resource to be used in context with other activities.
  • Youtube video format allows for transcripts and subtitles and translation into Spanish.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Straightforward video streaming.
Entered the Collection: June 2019 Last Reviewed: June 2019

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