Kristen Erickson (NASA Official), Shannon Verstynen (Editor) , NASA eClips
Video length is 4:40 minLearn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy |
- This would fit well with a larger lesson the climate and/or uses of satellite technology.
About the Science
- The video covers the basics of how measuring earth's ice can allow scientists to understand the climate and climate changes.
- It elaborates on the use of satellites, specifically ICESat-2, and how it is used to take measurements of the ice and map it.
- The video was published in 2013, but the details within are still relevant and have not changed (though ICESat-2 launched in September 2018).
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- The list of vocabulary words used in the video are useful for both teachers and students.
- The video itself shares a clear representation for students to understand what is happening to the ice in the Arctic as a result of climate change.
- The video is engaging and a good resource for elementary level students, it offers expert interviews as well as incorporates male and female researchers.