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The Impact of Climate Change on the Planet

Elementary, Middle

Description

The video discusses the impacts of climate change with a focus on agriculture and oceans.  It includes an interview with a farming family discussing their experience with the effects of climate change. The video also shares how warming temperatures, rising sea levels and melting permafrost are causing changes in the world's oceans.  Viewers are then presented with some suggestions of easy changes that everyone can make in their daily lives to help make a difference and combat climate change.

The website includes an optional quiz consisting of four questions  to assess student learning as well as an experiment for students to explore “Melting Ice and Thermal Expansion”.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

The video "The Impact of Climate Change on the Planet" is most suitable for the elementary Science classroom. The topics discussed within the video would help to address curriculum outcomes related to  the topics of weather, climate and oceans. The video contains a lot of information and viewing it more than once would be beneficial for the students.

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Themes Addressed

  • Air, Atmosphere & Climate (2)

    • Climate Change
    • Weather
  • Ecosystems (1)

    • Invasive Species
  • Food & Agriculture (2)

    • Conventional Farming
    • Food Security
  • Water (1)

    • Marine Environments