America's Energy Future: MinuteEarth at the Demdebate

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 stop global warming in its tracks.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Pair pupils and have them analyze the responses given by the candidates
  • Include the resource in a climate change lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide some background information of each of the candidates, particularly for younger students
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The video illustrates the importance of energy research and alternative energy sources
  • Images of the effects of climate change across the country are impactful and relevant
Cons
  • None
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