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Author

The Nature Conservancy

Grades

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

Subjects

Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Type

  • Videos, 2 minutes, 58 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, Maine

Format

YouTube Video

Turbo-charging Maine's Forests to Fight Climate Change

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Synopsis
  • This engaging video describes the importance of trees in fighting climate change and how individuals can help with this effort. 
  • It describes where and why trees store carbon. 

Teaching Tips

Positives

  • There is a focus on how individuals can impact climate change, having a direct impact. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be able to interpret line graphs. 

Differentiation

  • This would be a great resource to include in science or social studies classes to show how humans impact the earth.
  • In biology classes, this could be integrated when learning about the structure of plants and trees.
  • Some other resources related to this resource are this Ted-Ed video What Happens If We Cut Down All of a City’s Trees? and this activity Plant Trees.
Scientist Notes
This video underscores forest management techniques, using Maine's forest as a case study. These techniques are important for carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation. Thus, this resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
    • 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.
    • LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
      • MS-LS2-5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.
      • HS-LS2-5 Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
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