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Database Provider

Authors

The Nature Conservancy, Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College (SERC)

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics, Geography, Health

Resource Types

  • Video, 27 minutes, 3 seconds
  • Lesson Plan

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Google Docs, PDF, YouTube Video

Changing Climate, Changing Cities: Virtual Field Trip from Phoenix to Shenzhen

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Synopsis
  • Teacher guide and student resources to complete a virtual field trip from Phoenix to Shenzhen. 
  • Students learn about climate change, the effects of climate change on those cities, and mitigation efforts. 

Teaching Tips

Positives

  • A step-by-step teacher guide with discussion questions, video links, and optional resources to supplement the lesson.
  • Adaptable for elementary and middle school grade levels.
  • Can be incorporated into different subject areas (e.g. science, geography, etc).
  • Multiple lesson options.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with certain vocabulary words pertaining to climate change. There is a vocabulary list offered in the lesson guide.

Differentiation

  • Videos provide closed captioning for ESE and ELL accommodations.
  • Lessons can be adapted to different grade levels and standards.
Scientist Notes
This resource is suitable to develop nature-based solutions to conserve forested areas and build resilience to climate change impact. The resource is recommended for teaching
Standards
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS2: Earth’s Systems
      • 3-ESS2-1 Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
      • 3-ESS2-2 Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
      • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
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