In this media literacy activity, students will watch three short videos, one from the YEARS Project, one from the Environmental Investigation Agency, and one from True Manufacturing, on refrigeration gases and climate change.
The activity plan includes a variety of decoding questions that are designed to help students analyze the videos' goals and messages.
The activity plan provides decoding questions for social studies, English language arts, science, and media literacy classes.
A few example answers are provided in the activity plan.
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Teachers will have to download the MP4 videos.
After completing the activity, science classes could work as fact-checkers and research HFC and F gases to compare their findings to the information in the three videos.
In English language arts classes, students could use the information in the three videos to write an article about the climate risks of using refrigeration gases.
Students can explore this resource to understand how to investigate and campaign
against environmental crime and abuse, refrigerant coolant technologies, compare the various Greenhouse gases like CH4, CFCs, N2O, CO2, etc and understand their GWPs. The resource is recommended for teaching.
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
HS-ESS3-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
HS-ESS3-2 Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
English Language Arts
L.9-12.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style in writing and speaking, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Speaking and Listening (K-12)
SL.9-12.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Geography 1 (D2): Students understand the geography of the United States and various regions of the world and the effect of geographic influences on decisions about the present and future by using inquiry to predict and evaluate consequences of geographic influences.