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Our Changing Climate


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Civics

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  • Videos, 10 minutes, 47 seconds, CC, Subtitles

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3 Climate Change Solutions That Could Actually Happen

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  • A video that outlines three impactful strategies to mitigate climate change, referencing Project Drawdown data. 
  • Students learn about 3 climate solutions and the positive effects they can have on the environment: managing refrigerant gases, on-shore wind, and plant-based diets. 
Teaching Tips


  • Eye-catching infographics accompany the video.
  • Highlights the importance of climate action and thinking logistically.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have an understanding of climate change.
  • Students should be familiar with onshore wind and hydrofluorocarbons/refrigerant gases.
  • There are commercials in the video.


  • Teachers can use from 1:16-3:47 of this video to explain refrigerant management to 6th-8th graders.
  • Teachers can use from 3:48-6:03 to explain Onshore Energy as a valuable renewable energy source. 
  • Teachers can play part 6:00-7:25 and then have a class discussion with students on ways to incorporate plant-based diets into their lifestyle.
  • Click here and here for more resources on climate action.
  • Click here for an StC lesson plan on solutions to climate change.
  • Resources about plant-based diets include this video, this data, this methane data, and this lesson.
Scientist Notes
This 11-minute video presents three strategies recommended by Project Drawdown that can substantially reduce future greenhouse gas emissions and reduce climate change impacts: Refrigerant Management, Wind Energy, and Plant-Based Diets. Citations are provided in small text on the bottom right corner of the screen, which need to be looked up from a list of resources linked in the video description. Although this takes additional effort to follow citations, this resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: History
      • D2.His.1.6-8 Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
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