13 Misconceptions About Global Warming

With so much information floating around about global warming, how can we tell what's really going on? Examine the evidence through a video from Veritasium to sift through everything we hear. The narrator presents convincing data when faced with the voice of opposition ... also played by the narrator!

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Cap off an ecology unit with the video to further squash any misconceptions students might have
  • Have pupils write down any other things they have heard about Earth's changing climate, then research the facts about them
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure learners are familiar with common climate change terms and causes before watching the video
Pros

  • Each misconception is numbered and immediately discussed
  • The amusing back-and-forth format of the video is entertaining and informational
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS