Video Teaching Guides

  • Burrito Climate

    Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO: The difference between measuring climate and weather.   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Frame: What is the weather like today? What has the weather been like over the past week? What is our climate like? What do you think is the difference between weather and climate? Burrito is…

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  • Interview with the AMPire

    Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO: Vampire power / phantom load / standby power DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Frame: What is an “energy vampire”? What is the significance of the title “Interview with the AMPire”? What do energy vampires have to do with climate change?   Focus: What did you notice about the…

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  • The Flushing

    Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word Main Topic of Video: Water conservation can start at home with the detection of leaky toilets.   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS   Frame: Brainstorm the ways in which you use water in your home. How do you use water at school? What home activity uses the most water on a daily…

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  • This is George

    Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO: Humans are currently burning fossil fuels to get energy. This quickly releases carbon into the atmosphere and oceans. But humans are smart, and can find better sources of energy. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Frame: This video uses gentle humor to show the relationship between a human, George, and…

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  • Freight Debate

    Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO:  The transportation of goods contributes carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, which can have negative environmental consequences. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Frame: What fruits and vegetables have you eaten today? What fruits and vegetables are currently in season? Have you ever looked at your fresh foods to see…

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  • Iron Green Chef

    Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO: Our food choices have environmental consequences. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Frame: Think of your favorite meal. Where do all of the ingredients come from? What resources were required to produce those ingredients? When you or your parents go shopping for food, how do you make choices about which…

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  • Anthropology Apology

    Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO: The actions we take now will affect our future! Reuse, reduce, and recycle! DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Frame: This video uses humor to show us how bad the Earth could become if we don’t make wise choices now. The archaeologists (people who study ancient things) will find artifacts…

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  • Karbon Kombat

    Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO: How can you battle the impacts of fossil fuels? DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Frame: 1. Why is the year, 2050 significant in terms of climate change? Be as specific as possible. 2. List some specific phenomenon related to climate change. Be as specific as possible. 3. How…

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  • Burrito Gases

    Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO:  Greenhouse emissions associated with food choices. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Frame: The burrito “gas” that is referenced in the video is called “greenhouse gas.” What are greenhouse gases? What do greenhouse gases have to do with climate change? What are fossil fuels and how are they connected to…

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  • American Idle

    Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO:  Don’t keep your car idling! Turn it off to save gas and reduce fossil fuel pollution. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Frame: Have you ever watched the television show “American Idol”? This video will use that show’s format to teach about a very easy way to stop wasting energy.…

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