NOVA, Public Broadcasting Service
These videos combined are 6:56 minsLearn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy |
- These videos are a good length to interject into any lesson.
- This would be a good example of "how we know about ancient climates".
- This is a good piece about how scientists do their work and about the evidence scientists use to draw conclusions.
About the Science
- Ice cores and ocean sediments hold clues to our past climate.
- The first video provides the viewer with a comprehensive overview of using ice cores to analyze past climates and how scientists compare those climates to today's climate.
- The second video discusses how chemical information encoded in the shells of ancient ocean organisms are used to infer a record of ocean temperatures stretching back millions of years.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- These videos are part of a collection called NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine (2018) which includes a lesson and additional videos. See https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/nova-decoding-the-weather-machine/
- These videos could be used to support students as they learn about the various ways we study our climate system. Standards are identified in the resource.
- Teacher links are provided: https://pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvdtwm-sci-climaterecord/interpreting-earths-climate-record-decoding-the-weather-machine/.
- These links identify science phenomena addressed, and provide guidance on building science practices using this resource.
- A list of questions to guide classroom discussion is provided.
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- There are annotations, including closed captioning, Spanish language, and transcripts available. There is a background document for educators, as well as Teaching Tips.