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America’s Tsunami: Are We Next? Worksheet (2005)

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America’s Tsunami: Are We Next? (2005) is an in-depth documentary investigating the causes and human impact of the December 26, 2004 Indonesian tsunami

America’s Tsunami: Are We Next? Worksheet (2005)

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America’s Tsunami: Are We Next? (2005) is an in-depth documentary investigating the causes and human impact of the December 26, 2004 Indonesian tsunami that killed over 250,000 people. The accompanying video guide contains 46 questions. They are predominantly higher order thinking questions, but there are some basic questions thrown into the mix. This documentary conceptually explores the scientific underpinnings that lead up to the tsunami, the massive destruction and impact it caused, and how the findings from this tsunami could impact future preparation plans.

This documentary is best suited for the following high school classes: geology, ecology, environmental science, and oceanography. Scientific concepts mentioned include plate tectonics, water displacement, natural disasters, wave dynamics, wave propagation, fault lines, seismic activity, deep ocean exploration, and the Cascadia fault line. There are some graphic images of dead bodies shown, so please address this with the students first. Nothing too graphic, but a word of warning none the less.

 

 

An Inconvenient Truth Worksheet (2006)

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An Inconvenient Truth (2006) is Al Gore’s environmental documentary chronicling the impact humanity is having on the environment. Even though the docum

An Inconvenient Truth Worksheet (2006)

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An Inconvenient Truth (2006) is Al Gore’s environmental documentary chronicling the impact humanity is having on the environment. Even though the documentary was made by a politician, I left out any biased political references on the documentary guide and stuck to the scientific and environmental messages. The documentary makes a strong case for human-influenced climate change using solid scientific facts, logical argumentative points, and solid unbiased reasoning. It also explores and debunks the misinformation often presented when talking about global warming or climate change. The documentary guide has a total of 44 questions. It consists of mostly higher-order thinking questions, with some more basic questions included. This documentary explores scientific concepts including pollution, climate change, global warming, the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, carbon dioxide levels, trend lines, glacial melt, severe weather events, climate vs weather patterns, educated populace, and moral issues concerning climate change. The documentary is well-suited, but not limited to, the following classes: ecology, environmental science, or the humanities.

Blue Planet Worksheet (1990)

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Blue Planet (1990) is an ecological documentary filmed originally in IMAX. It was filmed using footage from the space shuttle flights, which lends to an

Blue Planet Worksheet (1990)

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Blue Planet (1990) is an ecological documentary filmed originally in IMAX. It was filmed using footage from the space shuttle flights, which lends to an inclusive view of humanity’s impact on the planet. It is interesting how we view the planet a single unified organism when our perspective changes to that from space. The documentary does not get very technical as to the scientific explanations for human induced climate change, but it does present the concepts in an easy to understand manner. This would be a good documentary to show from grades 6 through 9. Higher order thinking questions dominate the guide, but there are some basic fact questions scattered in as well. The best use for this film would be as an introductory explanation to climate change, geography, and how the two relate to the evolution of life on Earth. It also shows the fragility of life and what makes it so special to our planet in the cosmos.

COSMOS Episode 7: The Clean Room Worksheet (2014)

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COSMOS Episode 7: The Clean Room (2014) links civilization’s impact on the environment to our abilities to make drastic changes in the way our society

COSMOS Episode 7: The Clean Room Worksheet (2014)

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COSMOS Episode 7: The Clean Room (2014) links civilization’s impact on the environment to our abilities to make drastic changes in the way our society’s consumerism functions. Neil DeGrasse Tyson uses lessons from Ancient Rome to examine the impact of toxic material in the environment and our society. He also tells the dramatic story of Pat Patterson who, at great personal cost, used scientific research to change laws regarding the use of lead in gasoline.

COSMOS Episode 9: The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth Worksheet (2014)

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COSMOS Episode 9: The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth (2014) teaches us how to read the autobiography of the earth. Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains that to read

COSMOS Episode 9: The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth Worksheet (2014)

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COSMOS Episode 9: The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth (2014) teaches us how to read the autobiography of the earth. Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains that to read this book, we must understand the relationship between the atoms, elements, geophysics, biochemistry, and time. This episode is great for a biology, geology, chemistry, or an environmental science class, since it delves deep into the relationship between the biological evolution of life and the geologic and environmental conditions necessary over many time periods.

COSMOS Episode 12: The World Set Free Worksheet (2014)

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COSMOS Episode 12: The World Set Free (2014) is a great environmental wake-up call for the citizens of earth. Neil DeGrasse Tyson effectively demonstrate

COSMOS Episode 12: The World Set Free Worksheet (2014)

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COSMOS Episode 12: The World Set Free (2014) is a great environmental wake-up call for the citizens of earth. Neil DeGrasse Tyson effectively demonstrates the parallels of the runaway greenhouse effect that occurred on Venus (and the hellish conditions it produced) and what we are currently doing to the earth. Tyson presents solid, scientific evidence to support his claims. But does humanity have the will to take the steps necessary before it is too late?

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