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The Secret to Talking About Climate Change

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  • In this video, students will hear advice on how to have effective conversations about climate change. 
  • The resource also includes an article about heat as a form of energy, a student worksheet, and a lesson plan to go with the video. 
Teaching Tips


  • This video is probably best used as a starting point for students to begin talking to others about climate change.
  • This is a great resource for virtual learning, as the lesson plan includes a Google Doc.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The video is available to view without an account but teachers need to create a free account to access the additional materials. 
  • Having the steps written out ahead of time may help some students follow along with the process.


  • You may consider having students create a conversation plan based on the steps suggested in the video.
  • Science classes could use the heat article for lessons about forms of energy, thermodynamics, weather, and climate. 
  • Other resources to consider on this topic include this project about climate action and this Talking Climate Handbook
Scientist Notes

This is a good resource for engaging in a climate conversation, giving opportunities for respondents to share their climate story and experience. This is recommended for teaching.

  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking and Listening (K-12)
      • SL.6-8.1 Prepare for and participate in conversations across a range of topics, types, and forums, building on others' ideas and expressing their own.
      • 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.
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