This video explores the effects of planting trees in relation to climate change.
Students learn the process of carbon sequestration and how best to plant trees to help the environment.
Beautiful graphics and straightforward information.
Highlights the need for coordinating with local communities in reforestation projects to promote social sustainability.
It discusses three necessary steps for proper tree planting.
Students should have an understanding of climate change.
Students should be familiar with terms like carbon dioxide, gigatonnes, terrestrial life and biodiversity.
Teachers can show 1:20-2:03 of this video to teach 3rd-5th graders about carbon sequestration.
The section from 2:30-3:52 that outlines how to properly plant trees could be used in a class discussion with 6th-8th graders.
Teachers could also use section from 3:52-4:21 to explain the importance of forest preservation.
Click here for a time-lapse video of Earth’s forests.
Click here for an StC lesson plan for more solutions to climate change.
The resource provides a thought-out and well-coordinated approach to tree planting to sequester CO2. This is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
MS-LS1-6 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
5-LS1-1 Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
D4.7.3-5 Explain different strategies and approaches students and others could take in working alone and together to address local, regional, and global problems, and predict possible results of their actions.