This short video briefly shows students what fossil fuels are, how they were formed, and how human-caused greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change.
This is a short video that can be used for different grade levels, as it uses simple terms and phrases.
Students read the animated text and connect it to the images on the screen.
Students should be familiar with nonrenewable and renewable energy sources.
You may need to pause the video for learners that can't see the screen easily or need more time to read the text.
There is an error in the text of the video at 0:45. The text states "However, burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes climate change." The text is missing the word "to."
Students can be asked to summarize the video in one paragraph or in a drawing.
The teacher can ask students to write down key words from the video and then define them from a dictionary.
Geography students can research the main sources of energy in their local area and country.
Science students can use this as a hook for lessons about the Carboniferous Period and about the importance of decomposers in ecosystems.