America's Energy Future: MinuteEarth at the Demdebate

Science scholars watch as the recent Democratic presidential nominees respond to an animated video. The video highlights recent natural disasters and long-term changes to our weather patterns, then shows how the candidates planned to stop global warming in its tracks.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair pupils and have them analyze the responses given by the candidates
  • Include the resource in a climate change lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide some background information of each of the candidates, particularly for younger students
Pros

  • The video illustrates the importance of energy research and alternative energy sources
  • Images of the effects of climate change across the country are impactful and relevant
Cons

  • None
Common Core