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This video is 12:05 minsLearn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
This Video builds on the following concepts of Energy Literacy.
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy |
- This video could be used for young learners to introduce the topic of the water cycle.
- Depending on learner's maturity, it may be of less interest for older elementary students.
About the Science
- This cartoon traces where rivers start in many regions around the globe (snowy areas/mountains).
- Students infer that streams travel through the landscape with gravity.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- The characters in the cartoon seek to answer the question, "where do streams start?", and follow a stream towards its beginning.
- Once the characters find the beginning of the stream, they turn around to find the end as it spills into a river and then the ocean.
- No prerequisite knowledge required.
- Support Materials in English and Spanish can be found on the right of the page next to the video. These include vocabulary and a graphic organizer pointing out the story elements.