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Introduction to Climate Change

Author: Earth Warriors Global
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Subjects: Science, Earth and Space Sciences
Format: YouTube Video
Resource Type:
  • Video, 2 minutes, 55 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • This animated video explains the cause and effects of climate change in simple terms. 
  • Students will learn about small things that they can do to help fight climate change. 
Teaching Tips


  • This video makes it easy for young students to understand climate change.
  • Text appears at the bottom of the screen, giving the video a picture book quality.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Teachers with younger students may want to go over the terms oil, coal, carbon, fuel, and energy before showing the video.


Scientist Notes
This video presents the concept of the greenhouse effect and the need to limit CO2 emissions from man-made activities. There are no misconceptions in the resource. Therefore, it is recommended for teaching.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • K-ESS3-3 Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.
      • 4-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment.
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • 5-ESS2-1 Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.K-2 Identify ways to take action to help address local, regional, and global problems.
      • 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.


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