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Author

ClimateScience

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Types

  • Videos, 3 minutes, 6 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Videos, 3 minutes, 34 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Interactive Media
  • Assessments

Regional Focus

Global

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Synopsis
  • This course on the causes of climate change features sections on the greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, emissions by source, emissions by end use, and emissions by country. 
  • This course contains text, interactive questions, infographics, data charts, links to references, and an interactive quiz.  

Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This course is a great introduction to climate change and provides a detailed look at greenhouse gas emissions by source, activity, and country.
  • Students earn a certificate if they complete the course.

    Additional Prerequisites

    • This course is part of a series of climate change courses from ClimateScience.   
    • Students will need a computer and Internet connection to use the interactive features and watch the videos.
    • The graph of Emissions by Sector groups many categories into "energy".  For a more descriptive chart of sources that includes transportation, you can use this resource on emissions by sector.
    • Here is a Table of Solutions that will reduce greenhouse gases the most.

    Differentiation

      Scientist Notes
      This resource explains the greenhouse effect and how human activities are causing global warming in a simplified and compelling manner. The figures and data are accurate, and this resource is recommended for teaching.
      Standards
    • Science
      • 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
        • MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
        • HS-ESS3-6. Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.
    • Social Studies
      • Economics
        • SS.Econ1.a.m Predict the opportunity costs of various decisions and explain why the opportunity cost might differ from person to person or in different situations. Assess how limited resources (e.g., money, land, natural resources, workers, time) impact the choices of individuals, households, communities, businesses, and countries.
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