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Earth Warriors


K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


Science, Earth and Space Sciences

Regional Focus



YouTube Video

Introduction to Climate Change

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  • 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

  • Ads may play before the video.
  • 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.

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

  • Science
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • 5-ESS2-1. Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.
      • K-ESS3-3. Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of climate change and 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.
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