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  • Module 03 Alert
    Breaking News from WPHO! Team GoNorth! Needs your help!
  • China Olympics Cut Pollution
    This CNN news segment describes China's efforts to reduce smog in the days before the China Olympics by closing factories, reducing traffic, reducing fares on mass transit, etc.
  • BrainPop: Air Pollution
    Learn more about air pollution.
  • BrainPop: Earth's Atmosphere
    Learn about the Earth's atmosphere.
  • State of the Earth - Air
    This clip from National Geographic explains that smog can travel around the world at a pace of 2,000 miles a day.
  • Turning Kiwis into Energy
    Currently, waste kiwis are fed to cows, but their sugars could be a viable source for biofuels. While biofuels still pollute, they could potentially help solve the climate change conundrum.
  • Taking the Earth's Temperature
    This movie introduces the notion of computer modeling - a process of feeding various inputs, including satellite imagery, into computer programs that simulate the earth's climate operations.
  • NASA flash animation Eyes on the Earth
    This graphic shows NASA satellites currently collecting data, including for climate change modeling.
  • TES
    This film describes what TES is measuring and why. By charting the height of ozone and carbon monoxide, scientists can better understand how activities in one location affect the climate as a whole.
  • Ozzy Ozone
    The Government of Barbados Ozone Programme developed the Ozzy Ozone character for use in their national awareness campaigns.
  • POPs Old and New
    Levels of PCBs, a form of persistent organic pollution, or POP, are declining in the Arctic, however new POPs, like brominated flame retardant, are on the rise!?
  • Is Fire Retardant A Harmful Toxin?
    CBS news clip: Several states are considering banning brominated flame retardants. The European Union has already banned the chemicals.
  • BrainPop: Ozone
    Introduce the function of the ozone layer.
  • BrainPop Jr: Food Chain
    What is a food chain? A food web? How are they different?
  • BrainPop: Extinction
    You'll learn about what it means for something to go extinct, and you'll find out about the idea of mass extinction.
  • Ukaliq String Figure
    Elder Francis Kaput forms the string figure 'Ukaliq'(Arctic hare) and makes it move. The clip shows Inuit Elder Francis Kaput making a string figure called Ukaliq which is the Inuit name for the Arctic hare.
  • BrainPop: Tundra
    What are the features of the tundra? What might make it hard for an animal to survive in the tundra?
  • Myth-busters Methane Fire Tower
    Watch this segment and don't try this at home!
  • Melting Permafrost
    The film describes the impact of melting permafrost: As it melts...
  • BrainPop: Population Growth
    The film explores the question of how many people can fit on planet earth. As human population grows, so does our consumption of natural resources and production of wastes - including greenhouse gasses.
  • Trash into Treasure
    Watch the MSNBC news report: it describes the business at TerraCycle, a company that turns trash into products - including bags and shower curtains made from old plastic bags and juice containers and garden fertilizer made from worm poop.
  • Terracycle Drink Pouch Production
    This film describes the steps taken to create a bag from the juice pouches collected from Terracycle.
  • Ice Skating Polar Bears
    What do students know about polar bears? There are lots of polar bears where Team GoNorth! is traveling.
  • Tagging Polar Bears
    The film shows scientists using a sedative to sedate the bear while they attach a radio transmitter to its ear.
  • Polar Bear: Victim of Climate Change
    Climate Change is changing the Arctic: from a Polar Bear's point of view.
  • Wild Chronicles: Polar Bear versus Walrus
    What do students think should be done about the situation? Is there any way to help the polar bear?
  • Polar Bears On Thin Ice
    Watch the CBS news segment: The story describes the United States governmentıs decision to designate the polar bear as a ıthreatenedı species.
  • Welcome to the Arctic Ocean
    The Arctic Ocean and its sea ice is the habitat of the polar bear. In fact, they are considered a marine mammal.
  • Severn Suzuki
    At the age of nine, Suzuki, from Vancouver, Canada, founded the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO), a group of children dedicated to learning and teaching other youngsters about environmental issues.
  • Chemical in Plastic Bottles May Be Toxic
    Watch the CBS news story: The segment discusses the plastic chemical bisphenol A, which has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals.
  • BrainPop: Plastic
    What are some of the pros and cons of using plastics? Is it a good idea, do students think, to use plastic for things like throw-away water bottles?
  • Change The Way You Think
    Watch the public service spot.
  • BrainPop: Air Pollution
    A great introduction to the topic!
  • Big Yellow Taxi
    Watch this video performed by the Counting Crows.
  • POPs
    This movie was created by a 17-year-old from the Phillapines and posted to the video-sharing site YouTube.
  • Inuit's Challenge in the Arctic
    The film shows a speech by the Inuit activist and Nobel Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier, who was one of the primary forces behind the Stockholm Convention to limit POPs.
  • The Price of Beauty
    Watch the news segment: it describes toxins found in common cosmetics.
  • The Price of Beauty - the Experiment
    Wrap up the activity with a discussion of students' feelings in light of what they have learned, and actions they might take based on those feelings.