Subjects: Science, Earth and Space Sciences, Climate Action
An illustrated online storybook about the adventures of Sven and Earthly as they learn about fossil fuels and clean energy.
Graphics and a glossary are provided for deeper understanding.
The book provides graphics that will help students better understand the story.
Key terms are either highlighted or are in different colors.
Students should be familiar with terms such as climate change and energy and know the basic causes and effects of climate change.
The teacher can provide students with guiding questions before reading the story.
Students can complete a graphic organizer such as "I Wonder" where they write the following; what they wonder before, during, and after reading the story. The teacher can discuss with students as a class.
This is a climate storytelling on coal divestment and the need to reduce energy consumption from non-renewable sources and deploy clean technology to produce energy from renewable sources. This 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.
ETS1: Engineering Design
K-2-ETS1-1 Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
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.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Reading: Foundational Skills (K-5)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.