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  • Videos, 1 minute, 55 seconds, CC, Subtitles

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  • This animated video depicts a fictional situation in which aliens observe that humans caused Earth's climate crisis and eventually the humans choose to take action and save the planet.
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  • This video can be used in discussions or activities about brainstorming climate solutions.
  • The video presents a hopeful message that climate change can be stopped through global collaboration.

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  • Some resources that are focused on climate solutions include this table of solutions, this video about climate solutions, and this video about natural climate solutions.  
  • A few discussion questions for this video include:
    • Why do you think people ignore climate change or choose to do nothing, even though they are aware of the situation?
    • What do you see as your role in climate action?
    • Do you think we could change our planet's climate change trajectory if we work collaboratively?
Scientist Notes

There is no misconception in the video, except for the statement, "our climate is changing in a dangerous way." Climate change is only a variation or change in the climatic conditions experienced in a particular location over a long period. Weather or its patterns could be erratic, moderate, extreme, or fair because they occur for a short period. Other content is good, and it's recommended for teaching.


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

  • Science
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • HS-ESS2-4. Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
      • HS-ESS3-4. Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
  • Career Readiness, Life Literacies, & Key Skills
    • Life Literacies and Key Skills
      • 9.4.12.CT.2: Explain the potential benefits of collaborating to enhance critical thinking and problem solving (e.g., 1.3E.12profCR3.a).
      • 9.4.12.GCA.1: Collaborate with individuals to analyze a variety of potential solutions to climate change effects and determine why some solutions (e.g., political. economic, cultural) may work better than others (e.g., SL.11-12.1., HS-ETS1-1, HS-ETS1-2, HS-ETS1-4, 6.3.12.GeoGI.1, 7.1.IH.IPERS.6, 7.1.IL.IPERS.7, 8.2.12.ETW.3).
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