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Authors

Gen-Z Media, Earth Rangers

Grades

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

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Civics, Engineering

Resource Type

  • Podcasts, 28 minutes, 23 seconds

Regional Focus

Global, North America

Doomsday Prepping and Other Adaptation Approaches

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Synopsis
  • This podcast episode features conversations with Emma Tamlin and Julian Tersigni about how people can "prep" for climate change through mitigation and adaptation.
  • Students will learn about specific mitigation solutions (actions that slow or stop global warming) like tree planting and green roofs and adaptation solutions (to deal with climate change) like ensuring hospitals have access to backup power or using permeable pavement to reduce flooding and recharge groundwater. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This podcast is engaging and entertaining. 
  • The conversations featured will provide students with a great introduction to mitigation and adaptation strategies for dealing with our changing climate. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Advertisements play during this podcast. 
  • Students should have prior knowledge of the impacts of climate change. 

Differentiation

  • Cross-curricular connections can be made in language arts classes focusing on non-fiction research, or in health classes discussing how people can stay healthy amidst a changing climate. 
  • After listening, create a student-generated list of strategies for mitigation and adaptation featured in the podcast. Then, have students choose one strategy to research further and present their findings to the class. 
  • As an extension, students can write a letter to their board of education or local government to advocate for one of the strategies to be employed in their school or town. 
Scientist Notes
There are two main aspects spoken about when dealing with a changed climate: mitigation and adaptation. This episode explores these concepts. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
      • 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-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
    • LS2: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics Within Ecosystems
      • MS-LS2-5. Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.11-12.3 Understand and evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
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