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432 resources with the concept global warming

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What Is the "Greenhouse Effect"?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Enough talk about the Greenhouse Effect—let's actually look at it! Junior climatologists engage in a simple thermodynamics experiment on a cold winter's day to examine global warming. The activity simulates rising carbon dioxide levels...
4:29
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How Bacteria Make It Rain (with Kim Prather)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists question how the oceans and the atmosphere get along. An installment in a longer science series investigates this relationship and current research exploring the types of materials that oceans release into the atmosphere....
6:03
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What’s Really Warming the Earth?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
More carbon dioxide exists in the atmosphere than ever in human history. An informative video introduces the topic of global warming as part of a larger playlist. It looks at possible causes such as Earth's orbit, Earth's moving axis,...
4:55
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Climate Change is Boring

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can something so important be, well, boring? Explore the opinions of random citizens through a video by Veritasium. The narrator asks open-ended questions to interviewees about global warming, their personal efforts to reduce carbon...
2 In 2 Collections 6:49
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13 Misconceptions About Global Warming

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
With so much information floating around about global warming, how can we tell what's really going on? Examine the evidence through a video from Veritasium to sift through everything we hear. The narrator presents convincing data when...
5:22
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ETS2B - Influence of Science, Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World

For Teachers K - 12th
Science, engineering, and technology have an impact on our natural world. As the world population increases, the demands on natural resources also increase. Science, technology, and engineering work together to address these concerns...
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Looking Backwards, Looking Forward

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do scientists know what Earth's climate was like millions of years ago? Young environmental scholars discover how researchers used proxy data to determine the conditions present before written record. Grouped pupils gain experience...
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It's a Gassy World!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How much does your class know about the relationship between climate change and carbon dioxide? Science scholars explore the nature of greenhouse gases and rising ocean temperature through demonstrations, research, and experiments. The...
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Drawing Diatoms like Ernst Haeckel

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Why do scientists rely on drawings rather than just photographs of their research studies? The lesson introduces drawings of microscopic organisms and the importance of accuracy. Young artists draw organisms and learn why focus and...
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Human Creativity and Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Dumping iron in the oceans, placing mirrors in space, and painting mountains may sound like crazy ideas, but would they help climate change? The activity presents creative geoengineering ideas. Scholars pick one and research how it works...
3:59
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America's Energy Future: MinuteEarth at the Demdebate

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Science scholars watch as the recent Democratic presidential nominees respond to an animated video. The video highlights recent natural disasters and long-term changes to our weather patterns, then shows how the candidates planned to...
2:48
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Climate Change: The View From MinuteEarth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does climate change look from where you're sitting? See the view from around the world in an animated video. The writers from Minute Earth share how changing conditions are impacting the economy, health, and well-being of their...
2:47
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This Is Your Brain on Extreme Weather

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We track weather and measure it objectively, yet our own beliefs often conflict with the facts. The video discusses how our source of weather reporting and our personal experiences shape our beliefs. It also covers the concepts of...
2:01
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400 Parts in a Million: The World's Biggest Experiment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Carbon dioxide makes up an incredibly small percentage of our atmosphere, so why is it so important? The video explains that humans passed the 400 parts per million mark in 2013. It highlights the causes of the increase and our...
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STEM Camp—Urban Infrastructure

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Build a bridge to learning in a STEM-aligned unit about urban infrastructure. Young engineers explore the many aspects of civil planning and design in a five-day unit. Content includes the challenging aspects of balancing building with...
1 In 1 Collection 4:52
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Natural Cycles—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 7

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The most common argument against human-caused climate change is the natural cycle of our earth. The last video in the series of seven addresses this belief. It combines collected data with advanced models to determine which factors...
1 In 1 Collection 2:45
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Solar Influence—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 6

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Have scientists considered that the sun heating up might be a cause of global warming? The sixth of seven videos on the factors that affect the climate explains and tests this theory. It includes data collected from satellites, weather...
1 In 1 Collection 5:04
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How Much Warming?—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 5

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In the past century, the global temperature has climbed 10 times faster than the average rate of Ice Age recovery warming. The fifth video in a series of seven on factors that affect climate change discusses just how much global warming...
1 In 1 Collection 5:19
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Increased Emissions—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 4

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Earth naturally creates carbon dioxide, so how do we know the atmospheric increase is related to humans? The fourth video in a seven-part series explains the evidence that points to humans as a reason for this increase. The factors that...
1 In 1 Collection 2:02
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Greenhouse Gases—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 3

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Greenhouse gases prevent the earth from freezing over, so how do they cause global warming? The third installment in a seven-part series explains what greenhouse gases are, how they help us, and why they are important. It links an...
1 In 1 Collection 4:36
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Is Earth Warming?—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What does it mean when scientists say the earth is warming? The second video in a seven-part series explains how scientists measure the temperature of the entire Earth. It links to factors that affect climate change through discussions...
1 In 1 Collection 3:36
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What is Climate?—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 1

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In 1896, Svante Arrhenius discovered the connection between human carbon dioxide emissions and global warming. Over 100 years later, it is worse than he predicted, yet the science continues to support his findings. Now we know there are...
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Mitigation Simulator

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The United States has more per capita emissions than any other country in the world. An eye-opening simulation encourages users to explore environmental goals and factors that affect climate change by balancing different priorities....
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CO2 and Temperature

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Scientists can model global surface temperature with and without considering human emissions, but does do these factors really make a difference? Two interactive graphs demonstrate some factors that affect climate change. The first graph...