This video presents a read aloud of a graphic novel, which tells the history of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The graphic novel reviews how the IPCC formed, how it works, and what kind of topics it assesses.
It also describes concepts such as the scientific method and the peer-review process and examines why taking action against climate change is important.
This graphic novel read-aloud helps students answer the question: "How can we be so sure about what we know about climate change?"
It provides a detailed summary of the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a student-friendly format.
The video uses several voice actors, making it easy to recognize which character is speaking.
Students should be familiar with climate change and its impacts.
Some students may need more scaffolded support when interacting with this video. This video can be used as an audiobook for students to use as they follow along using this pdf of the graphic novel.
Science teachers could pair this graphic novel with the 2018 IPCC report and analyze the data with their students.
Other resources on this topic include this IPCC video that summarizes the findings of the 2018 report and this activity on creating climate policies.
This video demonstrates the contributions of the IPCC in providing up-to-date climate science reports. It also elaborates on the latest knowledge, findings, and ways that the IPCC produces climate information for governments to avoid global climate crises and potential climate risks. This is recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
HS-LS2-6 Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
HS-LS4-5 Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.
Civics & Government
Civics & Government 1 (F3): Students understand the ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of constitutional government in the United States and in the American political system, as well as examples of other forms of government and political systems in the world by describing the purpose, structures, and processes of the American political system.
Civics & Government 1 (D1): Students understand the ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of constitutional government in the United States and in the American political system, as well as examples of other forms of government and political systems in the world by evaluating and comparing the relationship of citizens with government in the United States and other regions of the world.
History 1 (D2): Students understand major eras, major enduring themes, and historic influences in the history of Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world by analyzing major historical eras, major enduring themes, turning points, events, consequences, and people in the history of Maine, the United States and various regions of the world.