An Astronaut's View of Earth

Ever wonder what climate change looks like from above? See Earth's struggle through the eyes of Commander Chris Hadfield with a video from the Veritasium playlist. Commander Hadfield describes his amazing journey through the Southern Lights, as well as the startling loss of the world's fourth largest sea and the massive smog clouds now seen over large metropolitan areas.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the attached videos to supplement the resource with additional images of Earth from space
  • Check out what the crew of the International Space Station is up to now by visiting their mission page
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars should be familiar with the types of research conducted at the International Space Station 
Pros

  • Provides a unique perspective on climate change in a very thoughtful manner
  • Images from the Space Station reinforce the changes the narrator discusses 
Cons

  • None
Common Core