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Author

ClimateScience

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Types

  • Video, 3 minutes, 6 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Video, 3 minutes, 34 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Interactive Media
  • Assessment

Regional Focus

Global

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Synopsis
  • This course on the causes of climate change features sections on the greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, emissions by source, emissions by end use, and emissions by country. 
  • This course contains text, interactive questions, infographics, data charts, links to references, and an interactive quiz.  

Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This course is a great introduction to climate change and provides a detailed look at greenhouse gas emissions by source, activity, and country.
  • Students earn a certificate if they complete the course.

    Additional Prerequisites

    • This course is part of a series of climate change courses from ClimateScience.   
    • Students will need a computer and Internet connection to use the interactive features and watch the videos.
    • The graph of Emissions by Sector groups many categories into "energy".  For a more descriptive chart of sources that includes transportation, you can use this resource on emissions by sector.
    • Here is a Table of Solutions that will reduce greenhouse gases the most.

    Differentiation

      Scientist Notes
      This resource explains the greenhouse effect and how human activities are causing global warming in a simplified and compelling manner. The figures and data are accurate, and this resource is recommended for teaching.
      Standards
    • Science and Engineering
      • ESS2: Earth’s Systems
        • HS-ESS2-2 Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
      • 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.
        • HS-ESS3-6 Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.
    • English Language Arts
      • Reading (K-12)
        • R.6-8.12 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
        • R.9-12.12 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    • Social Studies
      • Personal Finance & Economics
        • Personal Finance (F1): Students understand the principles and processes of personal finance by explaining how scarcity influences choices and relates to the market economy.
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