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Author

ACE

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Justice, Climate Action

Resource Type

  • Worksheet

Regional Focus

Global, North America, United States

Format

Google Docs, PDF

Our Climate Our Future: Student Worksheet and Answer Key

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Synopsis
  • This worksheet has 18 questions that check for understanding while students watch the "Our Climate Our Future" video series.
  • The video chapters are comprehensive and youth-focused, introducing global warming, climate change, the carbon cycle, fossil fuels, carbon emissions, and climate justice to students.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This series of videos and the accompanying student worksheet are fantastic to introduce climate change to middle and high school students.
  • The questions help students stay on task during the video content.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be able to follow along, but you may need to pause the video after the chapters with questions to provide students time to complete their answers.
  • Teachers must create a free account to access the materials.

Differentiation

  • The accompanying video chapters encompass many topics, including the science of climate change, carbon footprints, real-world examples of solutions, ways to take action, and stories of climate justice leaders.
  • The worksheet questions ensure students are paying attention with specific questions related to the video content and there are also some open-ended questions that could be used for discussions.
Scientist Notes

Worksheets, videos, and activities contain climate data that will build students' response in taking climate actions to protect their future. This resource is valid, logical, and recommended for teaching.

Standards

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 3: Developing Claims and Using Evidence
      • D3.3.6-8 Identify evidence that draws information from multiple sources to support claims, noting evidentiary limitations.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • HS-LS2-7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
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