Real World Science: The Science of Climate Change
Product Code: GH5335
Grade Level: 3-8
Media Type: DVD
Real World Science : The Science of Climate Change
This program begins by explaining how scientists have learned that Earth’s climate has changed many times over billions of years and that Earth’s climate is always changing. Students also learn the difference between climate change and “global warming”.
In the video students will come to understand that climatologists are scientists that look for evidence from the past to help study climate change. Viewers will learn about the natural factors that affect climate change as well as the connection between the burning of fossil fuels and climate change.
Using stunning videography and recent satellite footage from NASA the program presents visual evidence of climate change. The video discusses the many signs of climate change and explains how extensive painstaking research provides conclusive evidence to demonstrate that Earth’s rapidly changing climate is a result of human activities.
The video concludes by outlining for viewers the effects of climate change on agriculture, our energy needs, habitats, ecosystems and humanity. Students will learn what people need to do to adapt and reduce their impact on climate change.
By viewing this video, discussing the concepts that are presented, and participating in the accompanying activities, students will:
• Learn climate change is dynamic and Earth’s climate is always changing
• Understand there are natural factors that cause climate change
• Realize the connection between the burning of fossil fuels and climate change
• Know the effects of climate change on all living things including humans
• Learn what people need to do to reduce their impact on climate change
Run Time: 22
Marc Record: Yes
Studio: Mazzarella Media