The series of short videos produced by NSF aims to clarify the concept of climate change. The videos answer a series of questions in an informative and entertaining way: How do we know that climate is changing? Are changes the recent trend or has been a part of the system time immortal? If climate change before, why are we concernedd now? Each video addresses one of these questions.
- Students will learn why we need to study the climate change.
- Students will have idea abaout how the earth is warming, especially recent trends and the anamoly that is associated with present day warming.
- Students can learn about the role of carbon dioxide and other gases in relation to warming.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Each of these videos can be viewed by clicking on the play button. If you click on the video image it will fill the screen.
Why study climate change?
How do we know the earth is warming?
How much has the earth warmed recently?
If the earth has warmed before, why be concerned now?
What is unusual about the earth's warming during the past century or so?
What does carbon dioxide have to do with global warming?
How do we know the rising carbon dioxide is not part of a natural cycle?
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
These videos can be used in any class where the topic of climate change is being addressed. The videos provide a very accessible introduction to several aspects of the topic by answering common questions that any student might ask. Although series scientific concepts are discussed, the nature of the presentations is such that even junior high school students can understand the key points.
These are videos address common questions about climate change, including what it is and what are the causes.