climate action heroes
virtual field trip
Climate Action Heroes—unite! We all play an important role in the fight against climate change. In this 20-minute video, Dreamers will learn the difference between weather and climate, the effects of climate change, and the importance of using their climate action superpowers for good! This virtual field trip includes interviews with 7 real-life Climate Action Heroes as well as a lab experiment that tests what a warming climate means for Planet Earth and its inhabitants. We recommend familiarizing yourself with all the tools and resources below prior to viewing.
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here’s what you need
- Arbor Avengers defend the trees.
video activity: t-shirt bag
- Community Captains focus on reducing and refusing waste.
video activity: trash tracker
- Pollinator Patrols protect and support pollinators of all kinds—like bees, birds, and bats, and the plants they help create.
video activity: pollinator bath
- Water Warriors protect our oceans and freshwater ways.
video activity: musical instruments
- Mighty Meteorologists discover weather patterns and plan for extreme weather events.
video activity: weather journal
take the online quiz
- experiment worksheet
- two clean 2 liter bottles (recycled soda bottles work)
- two corks with holes poked through the middle (big enough for the thermometers)
- two thermometers
- a funnel
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- ¼ cup of vinegar
- two heat lamps
- tape + a marker
climate action heroes virtual field trip video
With special thanks to VIVA Creative!
next generation science standards
3-ESS2-2 Earth’s Systems
Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
3-LS4-4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
4-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.
5-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources.
ready for more? deeper learning recommendations
- What is ocean acidification? by NASA’s Climate Kids
- Weather vs. climate by UCAR
- What is happening in the ocean? by NASA’s Climate Kids
- What is the big deal with carbon? by NASA’s Climate Kids
- What is the greenhouse effect? by NASA’s Climate Kids
- Climate change 101 with Bill Nye by National Geographic
- Climate change around the world (and other videos) by UEN (Utah Education Network)
- Climate change seen in U.S. National Parks series by United States National Park Service
- What if all the ice melted on earth? by ASAP Science
- Earth and Life Science playlists by Crash Course Kids
- Climate change basics by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency