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Authors

Project Look Sharp, Sox Sperry

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Videos, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
  • Videos, 1 minute, 46 seconds
  • Lesson Plans
  • Videos, 3 minutes, 5 seconds

Regional Focus

Global

Format

PDF, Downloadable MP4/M4V

Refrigeration Management: A Global Solution to Reverse Global Warming

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Synopsis
  • In this media literacy activity, students will watch three short videos, one from the YEARS Project, one from the Environmental Investigation Agency, and one from True Manufacturing, on refrigeration gases and climate change. 
  • The activity plan includes a variety of decoding questions that are designed to help students analyze the videos' goals and messages. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The activity plan provides decoding questions for social studies, English language arts, science, and media literacy classes.
  • A few example answers are provided in the activity plan.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teachers must create a free account to access the resources. 
  • Teachers will have to download the MP4 videos.

Differentiation

  • After completing the activity, science classes could work as fact-checkers and research HFC and F gases to compare their findings to the information in the three videos.
  • In English language arts classes, students could use the information in the three videos to write an article about the climate risks of using refrigeration gases.
  • Other resources on this topic include this lesson on greenhouse gases, this PBS video on energy-efficient appliances, and this video on passive house design.
Scientist Notes
Students can explore this resource to understand how to investigate and campaign against environmental crime and abuse, refrigerant coolant technologies, compare the various Greenhouse gases like CH4, CFCs, N2O, CO2, etc and understand their GWPs. The 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
      • 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-ESS3-2. Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing energy and mineral resources based on cost-benefit ratios.
  • English Language Arts
    • Language (K-12)
      • L.9-10.5 Demonstrate contextually appropriate use of the conventions of standardized English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Discern when and where it is appropriate to use standardized English.
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.9-10.2 Analyze and synthesize multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats to determine credibility and accuracy of each source.
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