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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

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

  • Science
    • 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.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.ES.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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