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This very short video introduces the concept of sea level rise and ties it back to global warming. The video is brief, basic, and clear. It can be used for a quick introduction, but nothing deeper than that.

Video length is 1:30 minutes.

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Middle School: 1 Disciplinary Core Idea
High School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Use this video as an introduction to a sea level rise activity or lesson.

About the Science

  • Scientific strength is the connection of higher temperatures to sea level rise (both thermal expansion and melting ice are explained).
  • Good brief overview of the impacts of sea level rise on coastal areas.
  • Scientific strengths: This is an excellent resource, it quickly states the problem, how we know it's a problem and what it could mean for the future. It also includes quantitative values.

About the Pedagogy

  • Quick and easy introduction video on sea level rise. Could be used as an 'engage' and offer a jumping off point for more in-depth content.
  • Teachers could offer a few framing questions before showing the video to guide students as they watch.
  • This helps build the credibility and name recognition of NASA.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Graphics are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Transcript and subtitles available in both English and Spanish.

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